• Short Summary

    British Oil Mission to Persia - Windsors on holiday - Grand Prix in Germany won by Ascari.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News In Flashes".

    London Airport. Men of the British Oil Mission to Persia get ready for their trip.

    SV Lord Privy Seal, Richard Stokes arriving. SV Pressmen. SV. Stokes advisors, CHQ Elkinson, Duncan Anderson, HS Shaw, J Addison, WF McCann. VS of delegates and pressmen. CU Stokes with advisors. CU Stokes talks about his plan to visit Iran for talks about Abadan. SV Pressmen. SV Stokes waving goodbye.

    Portofino, Italy. The Windsors arrive on their holidays.

    Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) and Duchess of Windsor (Formerly Mrs Wallis Simpson) arrive in launch. They come ashore. SV Windsors walk past street cafes. They climb into car and drive off. LV Rapallo Golf Course. CU Duke and Duchess.

    Nuremburg, Germany. Alberto Ascari wins motor racing Grand Prix.

    LV Start of car race. MV Towards race in progress. SV Two cars rounding bend. LV Cars racing around twisting course. SV Cars racing round bend. CU Car past Camera. CU Car rounding bend. GV Cars racing past grand stand. MV No 75 stops for refuelling funnel is wiped away and another mechanic carries on pouring, his hat is knocked off. Car Starts off. CU Cars rounding bend. SV One car following another. SV Drivers helmet above wall LV No 75 rounding bend. SV Pan No 75. LV Winner Ascari in Ferrari crossing line. MV Second Juan Fangio in Alfa Romeo car crossing line. CU Winning car pulling up at pits. SV Crowds. MV Ascari No. 71 with laurel wreath.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:41:00 / 01:15:03:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Nuremburg, Germany" - despite what the commentator says, the location is actually the Nurburgring, Germany.

    "No 75 stops for refuelling" - it's actually car 74, the Ferrari of Jose Froilan Gonzalez, (who looks remarkably unperturbed as the fuel is clumsily splashed all over his hot car, some of it seemingly going down his shirted back!).

    "No 75 rounding bend" - that's the Alfa Romeo of Juan Manuel Fangio.

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