• Short Summary

    The Queen's Birthday is celebrated, ship explodes in Brest, French scouts swim the Channel.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "One Minute News".

    Intertitle reads: "London".

    The Queen's birthday at Buckingham Palace. MS King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother), and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester walking down steps. CU Some of the Empire Scouts ranged for inspection by the Queen. MS the Queen, King and Duke of Gloucester inspect the scouts. Queen carries parasol. CU the Queen talking to Indian Boy Scouts.

    Intertitle reads: "Brest".

    Brest, France. Norwegian ship blows up in the harbour, showering the town with liquid fire and causing considerable damage.

    CU the prow of the wrecked 'Ocean Liberty', showing the name of the ship. MS Various shots of the damaged ship. MS a deep sea diver being lowered into the harbour to ascertain the damage to the foundations. Various shots of devastation in the town showing twisted burnt out buildings. MS wreckage of ship.

    Intertitle reads: "Dover".

    Dover, Kent. French boy scouts swim in relays from the French coast to Dover.

    LS a scout swimming by the side of an escorting French naval ship. MS He climbs aboard the tug as another drives off to carry on the relay. MS the first plunge at dawn from the French coast. MS Scouts waiting their turn, sleeping on the ship. Various shots of scouts swimming. MS They are greeted at Dover by a British Scout Master.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:14:00 / 01:43:43:00

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