Biggest news events of the year 1950.
Various locations - looking back at the news events of 1950.
Rolling title introduces the newsreel - all material should be found elsewhere in collection.
Winston Churchill emerging from the polls. C/U Clement Attlee. Election night in Piccadilly Circus. Mr Attlee emerging from Number 10 Downing Street. French President Auriol and his wife visit Covent Garden. The royal family entertain Queen Juliana. Queen Mary gives a beautiful carpet she has made to raise money for Britain. Richard Todd wins screen actor of the year. Moira Shearer gets married. At London Zoo "Brumas" the baby polar bear is introduced to the world. The Royal family pose with new baby Princess Anne.
Sport - Reg Harris wins world cycle sprint title. Footballer of the year Joe Mercer leads his team Arsenal to victory. Mass channel swim is featured. The Derby is won by Galcador. Jockey was Rae W Johnstone. We also see young jockey Lester Piggott reading The Sporting Life newspaper.
Disasters - 80 Welsh rugby fans lose their lives in a plane crash. The wreckage of the Irish Mail train crash at Penmaenmawr is shown. The sinking of submarine HMS Truculent in the Thames Estuary. Knockshinnock Colliery, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland - mining disaster.
Triumphs - Loch Sloy dam in Scotland. Brad One (Brad 1 ?) - biggest civil plane in the world visits London Airport. The Wilkes Brothers demonstrate the first turbo jet car. The DH Comet aircraft sets new standards in civil flying.
World Events - Berlin youth march. Belgium - riots following King Leopold's return to the throne.
Continued. See record b.