• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes L'Atlantique being taken to shipbreakers yard, founder's day at Harrow, and moving supplies in Somaliland.

  • Description

    Title missing - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Hoxton' (London) - L/S of condemned houses which only have a few walls left standing, a man hammers a plank against the bottom to undermine the foundations. They push one wall and it collapses on the others and pushes them over like dominoes.

    Intertitle - 'The Clyde' (Scotland) - L/S archive footage showing an aerial shot of the liner L'Atlantique on fire in the sea, now it is being towed to the shipbreakers yard. Various shots as tugs pull the burnt out shell up the river Clyde. Various shots of the ship showing the huge amount of fire damage. M/S of its name, L/S of the charred exterior and funnels.

    Intertitle - 'Somaliland, South Front' - L/S of a convoy of motor tractors carrying boats across the land and through water. L/S of a camel train carrying supplies. M/S of sheep jumping from floating platform to the land.

    Intertitle - 'Harrow' (Greater London) - L/S as the camera pans across hundreds of boys wearing their uniforms and straw boaters on founder's day at Harrow school. M/S's as each child files past the headmaster on the steps and has his name ticked off on a list.

    Intertitle - 'Richmond, Surrey.' M/S of two ladies starting a lacrosse game. Various shots of the match. M/S of ladies watching. Various shots as England score goals and end up winning 12 goals to 1 against Scotland.

    Intertitle - 'Wembley' (London) - M/S as the Earl of Westmoreland shakes hands with the football players in the final of the football competition amongst unemployed men's clubs. Various shots as Walthamstow Fellowship play Burne Club Marylebone. Walthamstow win by 3 goals to 0. M/S as the the Earl presents the captain with the shield.

    Note: the soundtrack to the last item is missing.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:39:00 / 01:49:36:00

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