• Short Summary

    Footage of round the world trip aboard the ocean liner the 'Empress of Britain'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ROUND THE WORLD - (No 1) - with the Pathe Pictorial cameraman on the 'Empress of Britain'."

    "Our cruise starts at New York - and we are greeted by Commodore Latta R.N.R."

    M/S of Commodore Latta standing on deck of the ship informing us of the details of the round the world trip which he says includes passing through the Suez Canal, passing near Java, China and Japan." M/S of the bow of the large liner. L/Ss of the deck of the ship. Passenger boarding ship along ramp. Large funnel with smoke rising (horn sounds). L/Ss of the ship leaving, people wave form shore. L/S of New York skyline (includes Empire State Building). L/S of ship.

    "Our first stop is at Madeira - where we go down to the shops in sleighs - Madeira's own special variety." L/Ss of passengers being pushed down steep street by sleigh. M/S of young woman buying flowers from two flower sellers who balance large baskets on heads. The woman tells the two women in a posh voice to speak English.

    "Soon after leaving Madeira - our great liner is off Gibraltar, Britain's key to the Mediterranean." L/Ss of Gibraltar rock. Street scenes in city. "In the town you meet every type if salesman from Hindus selling Chinese shawls made in Birmingham to the local itinerant Vendor." L/S and M/S of salesman holding shawl. L/S of numerous soldiers marching through streets. L/S of military band playing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:07:00 / 01:32:30:00
    PSP 777

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