• Short Summary

    Notts-Skegness Cycle Race, Solar eclipse in Brazil, Burma veterans and Displaced Persons.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "One Minute News".

    Nottingham to Skegness Cycle Race. MS Alderman Shaw, Mayor of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire starting the race. Various good shots of the race in progress. They are seen going through Lincoln (the Cathedral is seen) and Wragby. LS The cyclists arrive at Skegness, Lincolnshire. CU The winner, Scates of London, receiving the cup. CU Head shot of Scates.

    Scientists view total eclipse of sun at Bocayava, Brazil. CU Scientists operating telescopes and other astronomical instruments to watch the eclipse. CU Series of shots of the sun as it is gradually blocked out by the moon. MS CU People viewing the spectacle. CU Total solar eclipse, showing the sun completely covered by the moon but looking like a fringe of light round the perimeter.

    Men who fought in Burma have a reunion in the Albert Hall, London. LS General view of the scene in, the Albert Hall, packed with Burma veterans, singing 'The Long and the short and the tall". MS General Sir William Slim and Admiral Power, mount the platform. LS Slim speaking. (Nat. Snd). CU Cut-in shots of men in the audience. MS Comedian Tommy Handley, with Clarence Wright, as his stooge 'doing a turn'.

    Lancashire welcomes Displaced Persons from Europe. LS General view of Littleborough, Lancs, showing cotton mills. LS MS DPs walking down a streets and shaking hands with inhabitants. CU Head and shoulders pan of some of the DPs. LS General view of a group of DPs. singing 'She's a Lassie from Lancashire'. (Nat. Snd). CU Hands playing the piano accompaniment. CU Two of the DPs talking in Lancashire dialect. (Nat. Snd).

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:32:00 / 01:45:45:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Alderman Shaw" is Robert Shaw.

    The cycle race is seen starting outside the Council House in Nottingham city centre.

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