• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes Parliament recalled early, Italian youth rally, and Charles Kingsford-Smith leaving for Australia in his aeroplane.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    M/S as the royal car carrying King George V and Queen Mary drives away from King's Cross Station, people line up to see and the King waves. Various shots as people wait outside Buckingham palace to wave as the car drives through the gates.

    London. Various shots of the Dairy Show with cows lined up and goats butting each other. A girl cleans a butter churn and pours in the mixture. Various shots as all the girls pour in their mixtures, fasten the churns and turn the handles to make butter. M/S as they open them and take the butter out.

    London. L/S of the Houses of Parliament. Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin walks out of 10 Downing Street with his Parliamentary Private Secretary Geoffrey Lloyd. Various shots as he walks to the Palace of Westminster where parliament has been recalled a week early to discuss foreign situation. People gather to watch.

    Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, Scotland. L/S of the Buccleuch Memorial Chapel, camera pans down to show people attending the funeral of the Duke of Buccleuch. L/S of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, walking with his fiancee Alice Scott. Various shots as mourners file into the church. M/S as the Prince Henry's car drives away afterwards and others walk from the church.

    France. M/S of the French President's palace. M/S of the man himself Mr Albert Lebrun on his horse, he is giving a shooting party but not joining in the shooting. M/S as the beaters walk through the grass. C/U as Monsieur Camille Blaisot, Secretary of State, shoots his rifle and a pheasant drops out of the sky. C/U of Marcel Regnier, Minister of Finance, doing the same.

    C/U as Polish Ambassador Monsieur de Chlapowski takes his shot. M/S of Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco stood with General Braconnier. M/S of Sir George Clark, British Ambassador, taking his shot. M/S as the pheasants are laid on the ground in rows. Various shots as the men chat to each other and hold up the birds.

    Croydon Aerodrome, London. M/S of pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith working on his aeroplane. M/S as he puts his flying helmet on. M/S's of him in his aeroplane. M/S as he taxis and takes off for Australia on another record breaking attempt.

    Italy. L/S of dignitaries on a platform doing the fascist salute, they are gathered for the 5th anniversary of the Youth Movement. M/S of people watching. M/S of a boy doing a display on the parallel bars. M/S of a mass boxing display with rows of makeshift rings on the grass, a pair of boys fight in each. M/S as people applaud. M/S as boys march past.

    London. L/S of Nelson's Column, M/S of his statue on top. Various shots as people stand around the base looking at the floral tributes laid for Trafalgar Day. Various shots of the wreaths and floral anchors as well as greenery wrapped around the lion statues. M/S of floral tributes laid at a memorial in Liverpool. M/S as the mayor inspects boys of Liverpool's seamen's orphanage. He takes the salute as they march past.

    Windsor, Berkshire. M/S of a man pushing a lawn roller slowly along a lane, members of the Eton motoring club in an old car wave him on. He is Charles Hester, groundsman of Beaumont College Old Windsor, and he is taking his test so he can push the roller along the road from the college to the playing fields. He has to make the appropriate road signals, M/S as he goes along the road with a Learner's sign on his roller. Various shots as he is overtaken by cars from the motoring club. He passes the test.
    Note: the item 'German Air Manoeuvres' is missing from this edition.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:55:00 / 01:14:59:00

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