• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes a fire in Soho flats, troops in Abyssinia, and the Oxford and Cambridge Ladies' Boat Race.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'New York City' (America, USA) - L/S of Madison Square Park full of people protesting about having to clear the snow off the streets in the very cold weather. They argue with each other and wave banners. Police intervene when it gets out of hand and use their truncheons, the protesters push back.

    Intertitle - 'Budapest' (Hungary) - L/S of the fortress of Buda cracked by a landslide in the hills. Various shots of the cracks in the stonework. M/S of a bore, and pipes taken out of a trench. Various shots of props being used to support the building.

    Intertitle - 'United States' (America, USA) - Interior L/S of a basketball game, huge crowds sit around the court. Various shots of the game and the crowd cheering when their team scores.
    Intertitle - 'Southampton' - (Hampshire) - L/S of the liner "Majestic" coming into dock for the last time, her future is uncertain. Various good shots of the ship in the dock.

    Intertitle missing, should read 'Abyssinia' - M/S of tanks driving across fields, troops follow on foot. M/S of radio operator writing. M/S as troops carry ammunition and stores. C/U of a gun in the field. L/S of convoy moving along, and various navigational instruments. L/S of the troops.

    Intertitle - 'Soho' (London) - L/S of fire blazing in a block of flats, it comes out of the window and roof, narrator says four people died despite fire brigade being there in record time.
    Intertitle - 'Oxford' (Oxfordshire) - M/S of the Oxford ladies rowing team in their boat. M/S as they line up next to Cambridge while people watch from the river bank. M/S as they set off side by side on river Isis, people run to keep up on the bank. They finish the race, Oxford win by half a length.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:24:00 / 01:06:23:00

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