• Short Summary

    Deep snow in Kent, ship "Empire Waveny" on fire in Liverpool + latest fashions at Selfridges.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Newsbriefs".

    Kent, Merseyside and London.

    Deep snow in Kent. Various shots of snowbound bus and car. C/U of spinning car wheel on icy surface. Various shots of shire horse towing sledge with milk churns on. Various shots men clearing snow drifts with shovels.

    From 01:18:21: Various shots of ship "Empire Waveny" (formerly German "Strength through Joy" ship) on fire in Canada Tongue Dock, Liverpool. Firemen fight the blaze with hoses from deck. Panning shot of paint blistered side of ship. More shots firemen at work. L/S of stern of smouldering ship.

    From 01:18:47: Various shots of fashion show at Selfridges department store, Oxford Street, London. Models wear tailored suits, coats and capes. Narrator tells us the accent this season is on black. We see a model wearing a glamorous mink coat costing an astounding £2,700! Another luxury outfit shown is a green suit with fur stole and muff that costs £450. Various shots of models wearing outlandish feathered hats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1376.11
    Media URN:
    45039
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:42:00 / 01:19:45:00
    Canister:
    46/19

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