• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - new captain at St. Andrew's golf club, Ministers meet at Margate, Charing Cross pier towed away, church service for toys, storm damage in Texas, launch of air fleet.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'St. Andrews' (Scotland) - Sir John Simon, new captain of the golf club, talks to other golfers and shakes their hands. M/S of a small cannon being loaded. M/S as Sir John hits the ball, the gun is fired as part of tradition. M/S as the caddy returns the ball and Sir John hands him a gold sovereign. M/S of crowds and a policeman watching.

    Intertitle - 'Ministers meet at Margate' (Kent) - Good L/S of the Winter Gardens at Margate. M/S of Lord Ebersham and a female companion. M/S of Douglas Hacking. Various shots of Sir Samuel Hoare. L/S of Ministers on a platform, the camera pans across the audience who are applauding. Various shots of Sir Samuel making his speech, he claims armaments don't lead to war, they ensure peace. M/S as he emerges from the hall. M/S of a group of seagulls on the beach with waves lapping in the background.

    Intertitle - 'Charing Cross' (London) - Interesting sight as Charing Cross pier is towed up the river Thames by tugs, it used to be the headquarters of Thames fire floats. M/S as it is towed away.
    Intertitle - 'Buriton' (Hampshire) - L/S of a church in Buriton, the vicar is holding a toy service. Various shots as people old and young bring their toys. M/S of little boy holding a toy rabbit. Various shots of people with their toys.

    Intertitle - 'Texas' (America, USA) - L/S of floods and storm damage. M/S of swollen river Concho. People stand and look at the damage. M/S of a car in the sand. M/S of a house which has collapsed on to a car. Various shots of the wreckage of peoples' homes. They try and salvage what they can.
    Intertitle - 'Hanworth' (Feltham) - Various shots of an air fleet bound for Canada, they are christened by Lady Shelmerdine who cracks bottles on all of them. She gets in one aeroplane, it taxis and people watch as it takes off. M/S as it lands again and she is helped out.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:07:00 / 01:21:25:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment