• Short Summary

    The deflation of an air balloon, crossing the Alps by elephant, the marriage of Viscount Curzon, old soldiers beat the old sailors at bowls, floods in the USA and Baden Powell at Camp Andre.

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    Rapid City, United States of America (USA). - St. Bernard's Pass, The Alps
    St. Paul's Cathedral, London. - Belvedere, Kent. - Camp Andre, United States of America.

    Stratosphere fiasco. WS. a balloon arriving for preparations to send it into the stratosphere. MS. the basket of the balloon. WS. the balloon being inflated WS. the balloon semi inflated. WS. the preparations continue under floodlights. WS. the balloon having been penetrated has ripped open and deflated. WS. the balloon now fully deflated and the material piled up. WS. floodlights and the balloon on the ground. WS. the fabric of the balloon.

    St Bernard's Pass, Elephant across the Alps: A modern Hannibal. MS. American author Richard Haliburton with his tame elephant Dally. Haliburton is attempting to repeat the feat of Emperor Hannibal. CU. Dally. MS. Haliburton brushing Dally down. MS. Haliburton climbing onto Dally's back. LS. Dally carrying Haliburton and two children. WS. Haliburton setting off on the road. WS. Dally making her way up a steep roadway. WS. the Alpine range. WS. Dally and Haliburton emerging from 500 foot ice tunnel. WS. Dally arriving at St Bernard Pass.

    St Paul's Cathedral, the Wedding of Viscount Curzon: WS. Lady Weignall seated in a wheelchair greets guests at the wedding of her daughter Miss Priscilla Weignall. WS. Ex- King George of Greece arriving WS. the Earl of Athlone stepping from his car. WS. Bouquets being handed to the bridesmaids. MS. Lady Rose Fain (a badly cropped shot). WS. the bride stepping out of the wedding car with her father who is knight of St. Michael and St. George - the wedding is held in the Chapel of St. Michael and St. George which is in St Paul's Cathedral . MS Crowd. LS. the bride waiting outside the chapel having arrived ten minutes early. WS. Viscount Curzon and his new wife leaving the chapel . WS. the couple walking don the steps of St Paul's. MS. the couple. WS. policeman holding back the crowds. WS the wedding car leaves St. Paul's. WS. Smart wedding guests.

    Alfred Merchant Seaman's Home, Kent: Bowls at Belvedere. WS. a game of bowls in progress. It's between the old soldiers from the Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioners and the old sailors for Tufnell Challenge Bowl. CU. a Chelsea Pensioner. CU. an old sailor. Various shots of the bowls match. WS. the captain of the winning soldiers team collects the trophy.

    United States of America: After the flood: WS. Men up to their waists shovelling mud. LS. the grabber of a crane filed with mud pan as it empties into a truck. MS. a car buried up to its roof in waste. LS. a badly damaged car. LS. a gang of men working to repair rails. WS. a damaged rail bridge. WS. pan up the damaged super structure. WS. a rail line sagging where its supports have been swept away. MS. men enjoying a glass of water. MS. a group of men collecting water from a standpipe to avoid Typhoid. MS. a doctor administering an inoculation. WS. A small girl receiving a injection. WS. queue at a clothing distribution point. WS. a woman with a broom trying to clear the damage to her porch. WS. a woman retrieving a typewriter from a pile of mud. CU. clearing the mud off the typewriter. WS. a tree that has fallen onto a house. MS. a man starting repairs. WS. a workmen mending roof of a building. WS. a house that is being completely rebuilt.

    New York: WS a gathering of girl scouts. WS. Lord and Lady Robert Baden Powell arriving at gathering of 1,000 girl Scouts at Camp Andre - New York. WS. of the natural amphitheatre where everyone has gathered. CU. Lord Baden Powell speaking to camera. He talks about how pleased he is to return to the camp and remarks on how much the movement has grown. (a very good CU of Baden Powell.) WS. of the gathering WS. BP standing in front of the Girl Scouts. WS. pan across girls as they sing "riding on a donkey".

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:29:00 / 01:18:04:00

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