Scenes of Spanish Civil War, plus aeroplane fire extinguisher being tested in France.
Spanish Civil War - scenes near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Title reads: "Near Barcelona".
Various shots of bombed out houses, walls pitted with bullet holes. Various shots of troops (antifascist, republican soldiers) fighting in trenches.
Narrator refers to rumours that large bodies of foreign troops are landing in Spain - he comments this is "unbelievable madness" which could end in spreading conflict all across Europe.
Intertitle reads: "Near Barcelona".
This section until next intertitle is mute. M/S of ship with large Union Jack painted on the side. Various shots ship's captain pointing at heap of rubble - maybe a British ship has been bombed in fighting? Panning C/U of young men - look like sailors, crew of ship? C/U of young man in a suit talking.
Intertitle reads: "France".
Fire proof plane demonstrated in France. M/S of wrecked aeroplane being set alight. Various shots of fire engine driving up to burning wreck and extinguishing fire using high-tech hoses spraying ice cold foam.
Note: items originally part of News in a Nutshell.
Note: unclear what is going on in some of Spanish section - any additional info gratefully received! AH 2001.