Pathe in London link up with Paris and New York to improve international news coverage.
Title reads: "Special Announcement - PATHE GAZETTE, pioneer of all Newsreels, announces an outstanding development in screen news coverage"
Title: "News has become more international than ever. To bring you exclusive news within a few hours of its happening in any part of the World, Pathe has linked up with Pathe News of New York and Pathe Journal of Paris."
CU of globe with markers showing positions of New York, London and Paris.
Paris, France. - Shots of the Arc De Triomphe. Aerial shot of a crowded street in Paris.
New York, United States of America (USA). - The Pathe building in New York Exterior CU upward and CU doorway entrance. Good shot of the New York skyscrapers. Looking up the Empire State building. Aerial shot of New York showing the Empire State building. Aerial shot of mass of skyscrapers and dock area. Shot of Pathe Cameraman film ships on Hudson River. MS of Statue of Liberty.
Names of international capitals are reeled across the screen.
London. Twilight shot of the London skyline,showing Houses of Parliament with Thames in the foreground. CU Sphinx full screen. Shot of the Nelson column in Trafalgar Square. Very good shots of St. Paul's cathedral with the bombed areas in foreground. Shot looking up the dome.
Intertitle reads: "To mark this development we are modernising our title and simplifying our name. In future Look For This:-"
Pathe emblem - The cameraman filming while on top of moving car - zoom into Pathe News Logo on camera.
Title reads: "We are honoured on this occasion to screen a news-reel message from The President of the United States of America."
Statement from American President Harry S Truman speaking from the Oval Office, White House, Washington DC. He comments favourably on the Pathe link up
Intertitle reads: "Before we screen the first news of 1946, here, from Pathe's historic library, we revive memories of the news 20, 30 and 40 years ago."
Shots of early Wright Brothers flight. Unveiling of the Queen Victoria Statue outside Buckingham Palace, by King George V and other members of the Royal Family. Coronation of King George V. Prince Edward, Prince of Wales - Investiture at Carnarvon, Wales.
CU poster - War Declared on Germany. WWI - scenes outside the Royal Exchange, London 1914. Buses loaded with troops of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) on the Western Front moving along muddy road. Tanks of the 1914-18 war travelling along the road on the on the Western Front. Pilot of Sopwith plane of the Royal Flying Corp loading machine guns. Group of the Royal Family 1914-18 era. Shows George V, Queen Mary, Queen Alexandra, Prince Edward - Prince of Wales, Princess Mary, Prince Albert - Duke of York (later King George VI) and Duke of Kent.
Fascists march on Rome. Tokyo earthquake 1923. Scenes of the ruins in Japan. Russian pilgrimage to Lenin's tomb / funeral 1924. First Labour Government 1924. CU Ramsay MacDonald the Labour Prime Minister. Aerial view of Wembley with crowds over running pitch during the Football FA Cup Final 1926. Crowds swarming. Shots of cameraman with hidden camera. The famous white police horse charging through the crowds.
Dunkirk in flames. Palls of smoke coming from the town. Soldiers of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. Two funnel destroyer speeding through heavy seas. Dishevelled soldiers walking up the gang plank of ship.