• Short Summary

    The English public schools rifle competition, the Metropolitan Police show, a new professional tennis tournament, Mount Vesuvius is active again and flood and cyclone damage in the U.S.A.

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    Bisley, Surrey - Imber Court, Surrey - Southport, Merseyside.
    Mount Vesuvius, Sicily. - South Western States, United States of America (USA).

    Bisley: WS. Pan across the field to see teams from the English public schools competing for the Ashburton Shield for rifle shooting. WS. line of boys lying prone in the grass with scorers and boards behind. WS. a cadet cleaning the barrel of his gun. CU. cadet firing. WS. targets two of them are lowered and replaced by fresh targets. LS. the scorer at work. WS. crowd. WS. pan along the crowd. WS. cadet examining the score board. WS. line of scoreboards. WS. young cadets in uniform. WS. the winners Marlborough College with the shield and the scoreboard. CU. Ashburton shield. LS. the winners of the Ashburton Shield they raise their caps.

    Imber Court, The Metropolitan Police show: WS. the annual police horse show. A display with officers on horseback behind a line motorcycles WS. pan with a line of motorcyclists as they pass through a line of horses passing in the opposite direction. WS. alternating horses and motorbikes going round in a circle. WS. mounted police and motorcycle riders going round in a circle. MS. Prince George, the Duke of Kent who was received by Lord Trenchard. WS. Mounted Police and motorcyclists circling. WS. a line of mounted police form as arch using lances and the officers on motorbikes ride underneath the arch towards camera. WS. children watching the display. MS. the Duke of Kent pinning a rosette to a horse.

    Southport, Professional Tennis: Title card reads: "Professional Tennis at Southport". MS. American professional 'Big' Bill Tilden and Frenchman Martin Plat? WS. Crowd. MS. Tilden and Plat standing at the net. Various WS's of the match in progress which Tilden won in straight sets. other players taking part in the tournament included Elsworth Vines, Lusline of Germany? and Burke of Ireland. WS. Doubles match WS. Match in progress. WS. Umpire WS. Doubles match in progress. WS. Crowd.

    Mount Vesuvius in eruption: WS. Mount Vesuvius volcano which is again active the crater has opened up and smoke is pouring out. LS. men clambering up rocks with Vesuvius in the distance. WS. huge clouds of smoke erupting from the crater. WS. Smoke pouring ut of the crater. CU. Lava CU. molten lava seeping out from the rocks. MS. A stream of lava pouring down a slope. MS. stream of lava. WS. Vesuvius with smoke pouring from the top and surrounding countryside.

    South Western States, flood scenes: CU. flood warning poster. CU. the front of a car as flood water pours over the front bumper. LS. rail tracks as water runs over during flooding which effected the lowland areas of Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. WS. flood waters pouring over what appear to be flood defences. WS. High angle showing flooded streets. WS. men with water up to their chests wading down a flooded street. WS. family standing outside a flood damaged home. WS. a house that has been wrecked by the flood waters leaning on its side. WS. the roots of a tree pulled out of the ground by a cyclone. WS. a tree leaning on the roof of a house following the cyclone. WS. aircraft hanger that has been completely destroyed. LS. inside the hanger showing a plane buried by the wreckage.

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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:
    01:16:08:00 / 01:21:06:00

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