• Short Summary

    Various war time stories from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Picture Paragraphs From World News".

    Sweden.

    MS Swedish airliner taxiing on snow covered airfield. VS of Finnish children being carried from the plane. VS including good C/Us of the children eating. Part of Russo-Finnish war.

    Stockholm, Sweden.

    MS pan King Gustav stepping from his car and walking across snow covered pavement to waiting officials who greet him. VS of ice hockey match, attended by the King, between Finland and Sweden in aid of the Finnish Red Cross.

    Empire Pool, Wembley, North London.

    VS of heavyweight boxing match between French army champion and the British army champion. Charity fight in aid of the Red Cross. France wins.

    Cape Town, South Africa.

    GV Crowds around poster showing Neville Chamberlain hitting Adolf Hitler with his umbrella, the poster calls on South Africans to give to Lord Mayor of Cape Town's fund.

    England.

    Various shots of General Yanec inspecting officers and men of the newly formed Polish Air Force in exile in Britain.

    Belgium.

    VS of Belgian troops near Albert Canal cutting trees and camouflaging their positions with small trees.

    France.

    VS of French look outs watching across the River Rhine from their snow covered fortified positions, they have an effigy of Adolf Hitler hanging beside the river in view of the German look outs whose positions can be seen across the narrow strip of water.

    North East Coast, Britain.

    VS of the burnt out wreckage of a German Heinkel bomber lying on the Downs, guarded by solitary soldier.

    France.

    VS of French seamen onboard a German ship that they have boarded as it attempted to run the blockade, the French search the cargo, pull down the Nazi swastika flag at the stern, raise the Tricolour and sail back to France. CU German engine room telegraph showing Halt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1037.36
    Media URN:
    20561
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:51:00 / 01:40:43:00
    Canister:
    40/18

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