Roundup of national and international news
ROOSEVELT ON HOLIDAY
New Orleans, United States of America (USA).
Line of cars driving through crowded street - US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in one of the cars. Roosevelt waving from car. People wave back. President stops in front of US destroyer. Roosevelt going aboard ship. He shakes hands with officers. Sailors lined up on deck for inspection. Medium shot of President standing onboard destroyer with a young man - both smiling and waving quite relaxed. Nice shots! Long shot of a destroyer leaving the harbour.
CHILDREN'S TEA PARTY IN LIMEHOUSE
East End celebrates Coronation. Mayor and Mayoress of Stepney walking along the crowded street. Several shots of the streets and houses all decorated with flags and flowers as part of the Coronation celebrations. A long table in he middle of the street. Children are seated around it eating sandwiches. Several close up shots of the children. Several high angle shots of the table and children.
WINDSOR GT. PARK CRICKET
Nice shot of one of the towers of Windsor Castle. Cut to a Frogmore cricket grounds where team assembled from members of the royal household plays cricket against the team from Windsor preserving factory. Various shots of the play with castle in the background. Royal household team members receiving (what looks like) silver cups at he end of match.
BERMONDSEY - PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF NORWAY
Pan down gaily decorated Bermondsey church. At the door Princess Martha of Norway (former Princess of Sweden) shaking hands with a priest Crown Prince Olaf standing next to her. Crown Prince Olaf and Princess Martha of Norway get into their car surrounded by people - members of the Norwegian colony in Britain. A line of girls dressed in traditional Norwegian costumes walking towards the camera, crowds behind them.
Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Tyne and Wear.
Close up shot of a huge bonfire - part of the Newcastle Coronation celebrations. Brigade of boy scouts with torches marching along the street at night. Bonfire being lit, people in foreground. Long shot of the bonfire with people around it.
CHICAGO BABY PANDA
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America (USA).
A big basket is seen on the grass. A hand opens it and a baby panda bear comes out. Follows a sequence of several medium and close up shots of the panda bear playing - running and rolling around, climbing up the leg of a camera etc. People gathered around watching the panda with pleasure.
ROYAL CORONATION GROUPS - Mute.
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, Queen Mary, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Princess Royal (Princess Mary) and several other members of the Royal family in the coronation robes posing to photographers. Medium shot of the King and Queen in their robes seated at the throne posing. Close up shot - possibly still photograph - of the King George VI.
MEDALS FOR CORONATION CONTINGENTS
Various shots of the Colonial contingents - various colonial troops marching to Buckingham Palace. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth walking out of the Palace. They are followed by Queen Mary with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Behind them are Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Gloucester and Duke of Kent. Commonwealth troops are lined up in the grounds of Buckingham palace. King is greeted by an officer at the stair of the Palace. Several shots of the King giving medals to several solders. Several shots of the King, Queen and Princesses walking though ranks presenting medals. Nice shot of Princess Elizabeth observing the ceremony. Various shots of the march past - troops salute the King and he salutes back.
CHILDREN'S PROCESSION IN MANCHESTER
Traditional yearly Sunday school procession of Manchester children attracts the crowds again. Long shot of a crowded Manchester street. People gathered to watch the procession. Follow succession of shots of the children with flowers in procession. Most of them are girls in white dresses. People watching procession. Procession passing - some of the children very small. Boys in uniforms carry a large crown made of flowers - marking the Coronation.
BLESSING THE CROPS CANNINGTON - SOMERSET
Church procession walking along the church ground. People follow. Procession goes from field to field blessing each - voiceover informs - this is centuries old ceremony. People are seen carrying branches, some with fruit on them. Several shots of the procession walking along the field.