• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell brings an Italian battle of flowers, The U.S. Fleet's return to San Diego, the last voyage of the "Mauretania", Riots in Washington and a garden party at St. James's Palace.

  • Description

    Rome. Italy.
    San Diego, California, United States of America (USA).
    The Forth Bridge, Scotland.
    Washington DC, United States of America.
    St James's Palace, London

    WS. Procession of floats all decorated in flowers. LS. Girls on a float hurling flowers into the crowd. WS. Crowd. MS. Girls hurling flowers from a float. WS. Floats at a halt as flowers are thrown into the crowd. LS. Float with lots of young girls hurling flowers. MS. Girls stripping the flowers from a float to throw at the spectators. WS. Crowd some holding bunches of flowers. LS. girl throwing flowers. WS. Girl dressed as a Geisha in a Rickshaw decorated with flowers. WS. crowd. WS. Girl on float. WS. & WS. Floats.

    San Diego: WS. The U.S. Fleet at sea steaming back to San Diego harbour after weeks on naval manoeuvres. WS. Three American battleships steaming towards camera. LS. Battle ship seen through a port hole. WS. battleship seen over the rail of another ship. WS. ground to air Navy planes pass overhead. WS. Crowded dockside waiting to greet the returning sailors. WS. Sailors pour onto the quayside from small boats carrying their belongings. WS. Crowded dockside as sailors come up the gangway. WS. A Sailor being greeted by his girl. MS. Two sailors one on the phone "OK hurry down". LS. Lost looking sailor. MS. Two women seated.

    Forth Bridge: WS. The "Mauretania" passing under the Forth Bridge on her last voyage. WS. The "Mauretania" steaming up the Forth. WS. The "Mauretania" on her way to be broken up in Rosyth.

    Washington DC: WS. Street as a canister of tear gas goes off when striking lumbermen clash with National Guardsmen in hand to hand fighting. LS. National guardsmen armed with batons and rifles make their way past camera. WS. Crowd of demonstrators clearing as a canister of tear gas goes off. WS. High Angle a National Guardsmen kicking a tear gas canister away. WS. Lumbermen being enveloped in the tear gas attempt to kick the canisters clear. LS. Lumbermen and National guardsmen face to face, guardsmen are using the butt of their rifles to keep the men back. WS. High Angle a demonstrator forced to the ground whilst being arrested.

    St James's Palace: WS. The Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) emerging into the garden at St. James's Palace. MS. The Duchess of York with the guests at a garden party to raise money for the National Council for Maternity and child welfare. LS. A little girl curtseys and presents a purse to the Duchess. LS. Another girl presenting a purse. LS. The Duchess receives another purse which she puts into a basket next to her. LS. A small boy very unsure what to do with his purse. LS. A couple more girls present their purses. MS. The Duchess walking towards camera carrying a bunch of flowers. WS. children playing on a see saw. MS. Two babies playing on the grass. LS. Small boy seated on the grass playing with a wooden toy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:37:00 / 01:53:02:00

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