News in a Nutshell includes - fire at gas works in Wapping, blessing of the animals in Rome and stormy seas around the coast of Margate.
News in a Nutshell.
America (USA) - M/S of Yale rowing team practising in purpose built tank which is mechanically flooded and flows like a real river. Various shots as they practise their strokes in a wooden platform with seats down the middle like a boat. Their coach shouts instructions to them.
Wapping, East London. Camera pans up a fireman's ladder to flames shooting out of the top of a gas works from barrels of tar, it carries on to a fireman at the top tackling the blaze. M/S as other firemen shout instructions to him. Various shots as they fight the fire.
Rome, Italy. M/S low angle shot of a man holding a monkey and a parrot, various shots of other people with their pet dogs and cats. They have gathered at the church of St. Eusebe in Victor Emmanuel Square for the Feast of St. Anthony. M/S as a priest blesses all the animals. C/U of one girl holding her cat and smiling. Various shots of the people with their animals.
Southampton, Hampshire. Various shots as troops from all regiments carry their kit on board the "Dorsetshire" to embark on overseas service. Various shots of their families on the quay, the soldiers wave from the ship. The ship will call at Gibraltar, Persian Gulf, India and Singapore.
Margate, Kent. Various good shots of the sea pounding the coastline, M/S as people stand and watch. It batters sea walls, piers and promenades.
Note: the soundtrack to the last item is missing.