• Short Summary

    Olney pancake race, Lord Alexander to become Defence Minister, Marie Besnard accused of 12 murders.

  • Description

    Olney, Buckinghamshire - Traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race.

    CU. The winner of the last year's race, Mrs. Isabel Dix tossing pancake. (CU.) LV. Contestants at start. CU. Notice "Never too old to run girls to win a Husband" SV. Contestants starting. LV. Towards and pan race in progress through main street in Olney. SV. Travel shot - race in progress. SV. Finish of race. GV. Olney Church surrounded by crowds. SV. Mrs. Isabel Dix being kissed by Verger.

    Lord Alexander, who was Governor-General of Canada for Six years, returns home to be Defence Minister.

    Liverpool - selected originals exist for this story - see other record.
    GV. Foreign liner boat 'Franconia' at quayside at Liverpool Docks. SV. Field Marshal Alexander and family, including adopted daughter Susie, walking towards along deck. CU. Lord Alexander pan Lady Alexander pan to son, Brian. SV. Family and son show off American tie. SV. Lord Alexander and family walk towards leaving ship.

    Marie Besnard (56) accused of 12 murders.

    Poitiers, France.

    GV. Town of Poitiers where trial is taking place. GV. Exterior Palace of Justice at Poitiers. SV. Marie Besnard alights from police wagon and walks towards. CU. B/V Besnard and police entering Palace of Justice. GV. Court room in Palace of Justice. SV. Marie Besnard sitting in dock. GV. Graveyard at Loudun. CU. Tomb stone. (3 shots). GV. Court room in Palace of Justice at Poitiers. SV. Marie Besnard seated in dock. CU. Marie Besnard.

    (Orig.Lav.) (Orig."C")

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:23:00 / 01:18:11:00

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