• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    News in a Nutshell. No opening title.

    Title reads: "Holcombe, Near Bury".

    Scott Motorcycle Trial, Lancashire. Various shots of cross country motorcycle race, over moorland. M/S of man waving chequered flag. C/U of winning motor cyclist.

    Intertitle reads: "Vienna".

    Vienna Police demonstrate with smoke bombs, Austria. Various shots of military exercise in rural setting. The police are armed with machine guns, throw smoke bombs and drive tanks - narrator suggests they are "preparing for something".

    Intertitle reads: "Lille".

    French Cabinet Minister's funeral, France. Funeral of Minister of the Interior, Roger Salangro (sp.?), who committed suicide. As leader of French Popular Front Party he was the victim of false allegations. French Prime Minister M. Blum walks behind hearse. Large crowds watch. Very sombre atmosphere.

    Intertitle reads: "Woking".

    Digging up Christmas trees at Woking, Surrey and Christmas turkeys. Various shots of men chopping down Christmas trees and loading them onto a horse drawn cart. Various shots of large herd of turkeys running around farm yard.

    Intertitle reads: "Angers".

    Angers ravaged by serious fire, France. Various shots of burnt out buildings and piles of debris. A fire started in market and went on to destroy 50 houses. Looks like a "war zone".

    Intertitle reads: "Carrara".

    Million ton blast at Carrara, Italy. Various shots of men laying dynamite in Tuscany mountain side. The explosion will blast out a large block of marble.

    Intertitle reads: "Luray, Ohio".

    Corn husking competition in United States of America (USA). Various shots of men racing to husk the most corn on the cobs. Competition takes place in corn field, a mobile radio cart broadcasts live from the event. C/U of winner - Karl Carson.

    Intertitle reads: "Charlton, near Evesham".

    Brussel Sprout picking competition near Evesham, Hereford and Worcester. Various shots of men and women racing to pick most sprouts.

    Intertitle reads: "Berlin".

    Training Drum Majors in Berlin, Germany. Various shots of soldiers of German army in training on parade ground. The soldiers - drum major cadets - practice twirling their batons to sound of military band.

    Note: section about Mussolini inspecting Italy's air force is missing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:54:00 / 01:15:46:00

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