• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Hebrew Festival at Tel-Aviv, Palestine (Israel). Various shots of carnival procession going through crowd lined streets. It is the Purim Carnival representing the Feast of Esther and the downfall of Haman. Jewish people from around world attend festival.

    British Golfers return from Australia. L/S of ocean liner, 'Caledonia', on River Clyde. M/S of golfers on ship's deck - Jack Mclean, Michael Scott, T. A. Bourn and Leslie Garnett. Good shots of Mclean. We see them coming down gangplank.

    HMS Hood in Dry Dock, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Various shots of battleship having repairs made to her propeller. Ship collided with HMS Renown off coast of Spain. Various shots. Viking Star, cargo ship, anchored by London Bridge. Various shots of cargo from South America being unloaded by crane.

    Giant French Seaplanes test flight. Various shots of seaplane taking off and in flight off coast of France, near Bordeaux. Plane is French Latecoere, named 'The Lieutenant Paris'. Plane has all mod cons - cabins, kitchens and bar.

    Mass Weddings in Venice, Italy. Various shots of mass marriage of 12 couples. Various shots of couples filing in and out of Church of St. Peter of Castello. The couples and there families then get into gondolas and are taken down the Grand Canal to St. Mark's church for a further ceremony. Each couple receives government bonus - part of Mussolini's plan to boost the birth-rate!

    From 01:06:37 is a longer version of item about mass weddings in Venice. Contains more shots of marriage ceremony and St. Mark's. Also has slightly different commentary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:10:00 / 01:08:00:00

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