• Short Summary

    Aga Khan gets his weight in diamonds, car dump in Bucks and refit of Thames paddle steamer.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Newsbriefs".

    India, Buckinghamshire and London.

    Preparations for the "Weighing In" of Aga Khan (Sir Mahomed Shah) against his weight in diamonds in Bombay, India. Still of drawing of the elaborate scales. Good shot of the Begum Khan with her husband, the Aga Khan. We see them looking at the diagram and examining the diamonds.

    Various shots of 20,000 cars and lorries on a dump at Gt. Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Narrator asks why "so many of good cars are rotting and growing into the ground while so much of our car production is claimed for export". All static shots of rows of disused cars and lorries, parked in rows.

    Various shots of "The Royal Eagle" flak ship on River Thames during the war. Various shots of "The Royal Eagle" in dock, she is being reconverted from a flak ship back to a paddle steamer. The ship takes holiday makers on jaunts between London Bridge, Clacton and Margate. Various shots of dockers at work, including a woman electrician. Interview with the second engineer, he says the ship will be ready for Whitsun holidays.

    Note: sound on interview with second engineer is slightly out of sync. Item is transferred from combined print, mute neg is missing.

    Note: paddle steamer is named in old records as "Golden Eagle".

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:56:00 / 01:35:57:00

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