Pathe News Review for 1955.
GV. Air view of countryside (review of the year titles super over). Air view, snow covered countryside. SV. Snowbound lorry on road with blizzard blowing. SV. Sheep in snowbound field with blizzard blowing. SV. Blizzard blowing across snowbound road. LV. Two helicopters on snowbound field, one helicopter takes off for the 'Operation Snowdrop' Air view, flying over snowbound countryside showing letters 'C' & 'H' marked out in the snow. Air view, stranded cattle in snowbound field. Air view, people on ground waiting for the helicopter to land with supplies.
SV. Pan, Monte Carlo Rally. Car racing along snow-covered road. Travel shot, past snow covered countryside. CU. Sign 'Road Closed'. SV. Group of Monte Carlo Rally snowbound on road with blizzard blowing.
CU. Sign on window 'Half-Price Sale'. GV. Busy shop floor filled with rails of clothes. GV. Salesman fitting on large overcoat on a small man. CU. Salesman putting on very small trilby hat on man's head.
SV. Group of Jamaicans coming down gangway in very cold weather arriving in England. SV. Line of Jamaicans onboard ship. SV. West Indian men with passports.
LV. & LV. Princess Margaret going up steps into the B.O.A.C. plane for departure to the West Indies at London Airport. LV. Crowd on aerodrome watching. SCU. Princess Margaret waving and blowing kiss from doorway of plane.
GV. New York skyline. SV. Man on New York sidewalk battling against strong wind. CU. Woman with fur coat holding onto hat, pan down to her feet on icy pavement. SV. Woman gets blown and falls down. Pan as another woman gets blown along the pavement. She falls.
AV. Australian floods. SV. Farm buildings completely submerged in flood water. SV. A cow trying to get out of the flood water. SV. Pan, two men swimming in the flood water in a main street.
GV. Pan, Melbourne sports arena having alterations made to it for the Olympic Games in 1956. SV. Construction work in progress. SV. Pan, part of the stands and cricket ground.
SV. Women dressed in colourful costumes dancing past massed cheering children. CU. Pan, Princess Margaret smiling and waving to children.
GV. Horses at the Grand National, jumping over No 1 jump. Side view, slow motion shot. The horses jump Beechers Brook. SV. Remote camera shot. Horse jumping Beechers. Roman Fire and E.S.B. struggle to their feet. LV. & LV. Horses jumping over jump No 11. A horse falls, jockey is thrown heavily. SV. Crowd looking through binoculars. Angle shot, Queen Elizabeth II in Royal box looking through binoculars. CU. Pan, Queen looking through binoculars. CU. Pan 'Queer Times' on his own. He passes post.
Air view, Hawker hunters in flight. They peel off in formation. SV. Pan, the new British tank 'Conqueror' going through its trials. CU. Interior, a man holding the new sterling gun, he puts it up to his shoulders and starts to fire. LV. The flying bedstead in flight, & SCU. LV. Towards and pan, the flying mattress taking off.
SV. Pan, Queen Elizabeth II steps out of car in front of No 10 Downing Street at night. She shakes hands with Sir Winston and Lady Churchill. The Duke of Edinburgh shakes hands with Sir Winston and Lady Churchill. The Queen enters the doorway followed by Sir Winston, Lady Churchill and Prince Philip. LV. Pan, Sir Anthony Eden making his way across to No 10 Downing Street. SCU. Door of No 10 starts to open. SCU. Sir Anthony Eden sitting at his desk in No 10.
GV. Fleet Street, tracking shot to placards 'No Papers Today'. CU. Placard 'Sorry No Papers yet' CU. Woman on top of bus reading book. SV. Pan, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan walking across roadway.
Football - FA Cup Final. LV. White takes corner and the ball sails towards goal. SV. Milburn leaps and heads home ball in net. SV. Massed crowds cheering. TV. Lead to Newcastle's third goal. Play in midfield and one of the Newcastle forwards. Pass out to Mitchell who receives. He is intercepted but shows his superb ball control. He shoots towards goal. Troutman gets his hand to it but the ball goes to Hannah who crashes it home. Zoom into players congratulating. GTV. Massed Crowds cheering. SV. The Queen handing the FA Cup to Scoular. He holds the cup aloft.
GV. Massed crowds at Epsom racecourse for the Derby. CU. Horses all bunched together as they come racing round Tattenham Corner. SV. People watching from grandstand. GV. Horses racing up the straight for the finish. Phil Drake crosses inside. Phil Drake running neck and neck with No 19. Phil Drake goes ahead and passes post.
CU. Interior, tipping voting papers out of ballot box onto table for counting. GV. Massed crowds in pouring rain standing in Trafalgar Square watching the electric signs on the Election results. CU. Group of rain-soaked people laughing and shouting. CU. Electric signs showing Sir Anthony Eden, Conservative is winning. SV. Sir Anthony Eden and Lady Eden waving to crowds from balcony.
SV. Interior, Mr Clement Attlee looking glum talking to Morgan Philips. CU. Attlee looking glum.
SV. Idle railway engines with group of drivers etc., in foreground. GV. Idle engines and good wagons. CU. James Baty Footplatemen's General Secretary. LV. Empty railway station. GV. Empty railway station.
SCU. MConville standing in the street stripped to the waist only wearing a tie holding a lump of ice on his head. LV. Crowds sunbathing. CU. Two girls sunbathing on the beach. SV. Crowds swimming and sunbathing. SV. Two old women paddling in their underwear.
GV. Le Mans racetrack with cars racing round. SV. Cars racing round the track. SV. Massed crowds watching. SV. Cars racing, past the grandstand and crowds. The crash of the Mercedes with the engine flying out and rocketing over grandstand, pan back from engine to car blazing. SV. Spectators in enclosure rushing madly from burning wreckage. CU. Engine and car exploding and burning fiercely. LV. Car burning in background and injured being helped away from scene.
GV. Palace of nations at Geneva. CU. Name 'Place des Nations'. Side view, press and cameramen. Pan to the big four posing. SV. Soviet President Bulganin, American President Eisenhower, French President Faure and British Prime Minister Eden, all smiling.
GV. Moscow's Red Square. SV. The Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football team looking at bust of Sverdlov. Side view, Wolves team, pan to bust of Sverdlov. SCU. Billy Wright surrounded by Russian admirers.
LV. Canberra bomber arriving back at London Airport after the record return flight from the United States. SV. Two wives waving. SV. John Hackett walking towards camera escorted by police after the record flight.
GV. Market erected in front of Abergeldie Castle, Scotland, for the Royal sale of work. SV. Interior, The Queen Elizabeth II selling articles to people and receiving money. SV. Prince Charles holding up a baby dress for a woman to see and he takes the money. CU. Princess Anne holding a postcard to buyer. SV. Queen Mother selling articles. SV. Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh arguing the toss about change to an old woman.
GV. Island of Cyprus. LV. Crowds waiting for Archbishop Makarios to come out of building plastered with wording 'EOKA'. SCU. Archbishop Makarios leaving building. LV. Pan, Archbishop walking through street accompanied by supporters. CU. The Turkish Mufti. SV. The Turkish Mufti shaking hands with Field Marshal Sir John Harding.
GV. The British Fleet lit up at night in Leningrad. LV. Aircraft carrier lip up. LV. British sailors mingling with Russian people. CU. British Sailor sitting next to old Russian bearded man.
LV. HMS Victory at Portsmouth Harbour with Guard of Honour in foreground. GV. Russian Battleship steaming into Portsmouth Harbour. SCU. Russian Admiral watching, bedecked with medals. SV. Russian sailors lined up on deck of Russian ship.
SCU. Emil Zatopek talking to Gordon Pirie after Pirie's record race.
GV. Pan from right to left, Donald Campbell making his world record water speed attempt. SV. Donald Campbell with his chief mechanic sitting in the Blue Bird.
SV. Interior, Mr Clement Attlee sitting at desk. SCU. A shot of Mr Gaitskell.
Air to air shot, Comet III in flight. Close air shot, Comet III in flight. GV. Group Captain Cunningham stepping down, followed by rest of the crew. GV. Massed crowds surrounding the Comet III as other members of crew disembark.
(Neg.) (All Library shots.)