International news items inc. Kalinin's funeral, Battle of Britain memorial, Monty in USA.
Title reads: "Pathe's Front Page".
International news stories in brief.
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (aka Monty) arrives in Washington DC, United States of America (USA). General Dwight Eisenhower greets Monty as he alights from his plane. They shake hands. Monty then shakes hands with General Omar Bradley. Monty and President Harry Truman come down steps of White House into garden. Truman welcomes Monty. C/U of Monty, he says he has enjoyed himself very much
Annual Gymkhana at Coventry, West Midlands. Councillor Gordon, Mayor of Coventry, arrives at the Gymkhana with his wife. Various shots of a stunt riding display by Royal Corps of Signals Motor Cyclists, including one trick where twelve men ride on one bike.
Pilgrimage to Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. M/S of procession of Roman Catholics, taking part in a pilgrimage to the ruined ancient church of St. Peters. The Bishop of Wallsend walks through the ruined archway of church. Panning shot of the ceremony (open air) in the ruined church. Elevated shot of the procession winding its way across the hills from the church.
Funeral of former president of USSR, Chairman Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin in Moscow, Russia (Soviet Union). The coffin of Kalinin lies in state amongst flowers and candles. C/U the body of the bearded Kalinin lying in open coffin. Various C/Us of faces of Russians as they gaze sorrowfully at Kalinin. Various C/Us of Joseph Stalin, Georgi Malenkov, Vyacheslav Molotov, Stanac, Michailivan (Nichailivan) Andriev and Marshal Josip Broz Tito standing in silence. Stalin and Molotov act as pall bearers as the coffin is carried out of the building. Open coffin is carried through the streets of Moscow. Elevated shot of guns firing a last salute in Red Square. L/S of aeroplanes of the red Airforce flying over the Red Square.
Surf Riding. C/U of Lord William Richard Morris Nuffield on holiday in Australia. He enjoys a joke with a lifeguard at Maroubra beach. Various shots of the life savers riding in long boats. C/U of a lifeguard at the tiller of a boat as it rides the waves. Various shots of long boats lurching and overturning on the huge waves.
Various L/Ss of fleet of aeroplanes flying over London, we see them pass Westminster Palace. C/U of Prime Minister Clement Attlee arriving at RAF (Royal Air Force) memorial on the Victoria Embankment. Lord Trenchard unveils a memorial to the Battle of Britain Pilots, he makes a short speech. Lord Tedder lays a wreath on the memorial. Band of the RAF march past. RAF men and WAAFS (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) march past. M/S of the eagle surmounting the RAF memorial on the Victoria Embankment.