• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Victoria Park".

    Herbert Morrison, M.P., opens new Lido (swimming pool) in East London. Panning L/S of new pool. M/S of Morrison giving inauguration speech. Various shots of Highgate Diving club demonstrating dives from high board. Various shots of group of women in gym slips (from Women's League of Health and Beauty) doing exercise demonstration. A crowd watches.

    Intertitle reads: "Hayes, Middlesex".

    Model aeroplane clubs competition for Wakefield Cup, taking place on aviation ground (Great West Aerodrome). Various shots of competitors assembling their model planes. Various shots of planes in flight. They are powered by rubber bands.

    Intertitle reads: "Michigan".

    Blossom Festival in United States of America (USA). Various shots of flower covered floats coming down crowd lined streets. Pretty girls sit on floats. M/S of two clowns (one is in drag) in parade. M/S of old banger with bouncing suspension. Inside sit three men with black make up and oversized shoes, one carried massive model gun (supposed to be black Chicago hoodlums - racist!). M/S of chief float. C/U of pretty girl - the Blossom Queen.

    Intertitle reads: "Surbiton".

    Surrey Lawn Tennis Championships. Various shots of women's singles matches between Miss Lesana (sp.?) of Chile and Miss Chuta (sp.?) , Gem Hoing (Ho-ing? Sp.?) plays Dorothy Round. Good C/U of Miss Lesana. Miss Hoing is very young and from China.

    Intertitle reads: "Old Trafford".

    Women's Bowling Tournament in Manchester. Various shots of women playing lawn bowls. Narrator comments on their sturdy sizes. M/S of women walking towards camera with linked arms.

    Intertitle reads: "Edinburgh".

    Pageantry at Scottish General Church (Kirk) Assembly. Holyrood Palace, Scotland. Lord Kinnear, Lord High Commissioner inspects regiment of soldiers in kilts - the Black Watch. Various shots of Lord driving through city in horse drawn carriage, to St. Giles' Cathedral. M/S of Lord inspecting more soldiers, he wears a black armband (still in mourning for King George V). Various shots of procession of officers of Assembly in ceremonial robes and uniforms.

    Intertitle reads: "Sandon Park".

    Staffordshire, at home of Lord Harraby (sp.?). British and Foreign ex-servicemen's rally. Various shots of ex-servicemen in civvies, many with medals from World War One. They are from 12 nations, the men march behind their nation's flags (including Germany - there are several shots of swastika flags). C/U of Lord H. as he salutes a march past. Various L/Ss of large crowds gathered in grounds to stately home. M/S of row of men lifting up British Legion flags to sound of bugler playing last post.

    Note: section about cyclist service at Meriden Green 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:
    01:24:15:00 / 01:29:27:00

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