Emperor Hirohito announces new constitution, ship capsizes, and river Tiber floods in Rome.
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Japan. C/U and L/S of Emperor Michinomiya Hirohito with scroll before him, he sits on dais and reads the constitution to parliament. The Emperor and Empress acknowledge the cries of the crowd when they go outside. Various shots as the crowds surge forward and the Emperor's carriage drives away.
Merseyside. A cattle ship capsized when it collided with a Canadian 'Bride' ship. Various shots of the Belfast coaster 'Stormont' on its side in the river Mersey off New Brighton. Various shots of dead animals lying on the quayside, another is hauled ashore.
Italy. L/S of St. Peter's cathedral with swollen Tiber in foreground. Various shots of people clearing up after the river Tiber has burst its banks in Rome, people walk through muddy streets and salvage what they can from their homes. Roman barbers move their businesses onto the pavements.