• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World - sudden death of Greek Statesman, London factory fire, damaged collier at South Shields, Guy's Hospital students play rugby football, limestone quarry explosions.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Athens".

    Sudden death of Greek Statesmen. Various shots of late General Kondylis coming out of building and getting into car, surrounded by entourage of dignitaries. Kondylis was Republican Prime Minister of Greece, then Royalist Dictator and responsible from return to Greece of exiled King George.

    Intertitle reads: "Kilburn, London".

    London Factory Fire. Various shots of men from London Fire Brigade fighting blaze in factory while crowds of workers look on from safe distance. All goes well until fire reaches paint shop - various shots of explosions coming through roof.

    Intertitle reads: "South Shields".

    Damaged Collier at South Shields, Tyne and Wear. Various shots of docked ship - there is a massive hole in her hull. Ship is the British Collier 'Effra' which collided with Portuguese Tramp Steamer in thick fog off Northumberland Coast.

    Intertitle reads: "Honor Oak Park, London".

    Guy's Hospital students play rugby football against Cambridge University team. Various shots of teams outside changing room. C/U of Vice Chancellor of London University - there to open new sports ground. Various shots game of rugby.

    Intertitle reads: "Uliveto, Italy".

    Limestone Quarry explosions. Various shots men carrying crates of explosives up rocky cliff. C/U of men lighting fuse. A man sounds a warning horn. C/U fuse burning. L/S of rock face exploding.

    Intertitle reads: "Illinois, US".

    Thrilling skiing feats in USA (United States of America). Large crowds watch Norge Ski Club Tournament. Various shots of ski jumping competition. Several skiers fall, one straight into newsreel cameramen. Skier, Alf Engens, breaks record with jump of 195 feet.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:32:00 / 01:08:55:00

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