• Short Summary

    A children's display in France, Mrs Roosevelt down a coal mine, Snowbound roads in Austria, the opening of the South African parliament and Ramsay MacDonald resigns as Prime Minister.

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    Lyons, France.
    Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
    Tyrollean Alps, Austria
    Cape Town, South Africa.
    Buckingham Palace & Downing Street, London

    WS. Small children taking part in a display they hold hands a move round in circle then they let go and spin on the spot. WS. pan across crowd. WS. children marching down steps. WS. High Angle showing most of the stadium with the display in progress. WS. the centre field filled with children marching in columns. Several WS's. Children formed into columns giving a gymnastic display.

    Washington: MS. Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt wife of the United States President seated in a coal carriage and wearing a miners' helmet as she prepares to go underground. WS. Underground a coal wagon drives along tracks towards camera only the lamps on the pit helmets are clearly visible. MS. Mrs Roosevelt down the coal mine. Ms Mrs Roosevelt.

    Westminster Abbey: WS. Procession of the funeral of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Maddon as it make its way to Westminster Abbey from the Admiralty. MS. The gun carriage which carries his coffin and the pall bearers including eight Admirals, a Field-Marshal and an Air Marshal. WS. The cortege in Whitehall as the coffin passes. LS. Navy recruits with heads bowed. WS. As the coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey. LS. The coffin being carried into Westminster Abbey. CU. Lord Byng of Vimy who has also died.

    Tyrollean Alps: WS. Village covered in snow. WS. Road sign showing a bend buried by the snow. WS. Village and snow covered mountains behind. MS A snowplough creating a wall alongside a cleared section of the road. LS. Men digging with shovels to clear the road pan along the line of workers. LS. A Snow plough accompanied by a team with shovels carves out a road. MS. Snow Plough. WS. A newly cleared road with a wall of snow alongside it and a vehicle travelling very slowly up ahead.

    Cape Town: WS. The Governor General of South Africa the Earl of Clarendon and Lady Clarendon arriving to open the Jubilee session of the Union parliament pan the car to the front of the parliament. LS. Troops resenting arms. WS & MS. The governor General saluting. WS. The Governor General and his wife walking up the steps to the Council Chamber. WS. The South African flag. WS. High Angle the Earl of Clarendon climbing back into his car to return to Government House. WS. Troops on horse back. WS. the Governor General and his wife leaving by car.

    Buckingham Palace & Downing Street: WS. Pan Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald's car as it enters Buckingham Palace where the King accepts his resignation LS. Pan Ramsay MacDonald's car as it leaves Buckingham Palace. MS. Stanley Baldwin climbing into the car to travel to Buckingham Palace where the King appoints him Prime Minster. LS. Pan Baldwin's car arriving at Buckingham Palace. LS. Small crowd. LS. Pan Baldwin's car leaving Buckingham Palace and returning to Downing street where he will form a new National Cabinet MS. Ramsay MacDonald in Downing street. MS. Stanley Baldwin outside Downing Street.
    (Spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:39:00 / 01:41:58:00

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