• Short Summary

    Stories from around the world.

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    Item title reads - Wide wide world.

    Various locations.

    Brisbane, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attend first Brisbane Exhibition since 1941. M/S as Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester get out of their car, various C/U's of them. Cattle are led around at the show. Various shots of the funfair. Axemen chop poles of wood in a competition. Various shots of the jumping contest, with horses falling at the hurdles.

    A Hindu Festival in Bombay, India. L/S as lorries crowded with Indians drive slowly along through packed streets. M/S of pedestrians at the rear carrying umbrellas. C/U as the idol of Ganpati comes along on a lorry. L/S back view of the procession walking down to the sea on crowded Chowpatti beach. C/U of an effigy of Subhas Chandra Bose, pro Japanese Quisling, now dead, on top of a lorry. M/S as idols are prepared for immersion in the sea. Semi-naked native men march down to the sea carrying the idols on their heads.

    Paris, France. Various shots as lions and tigers are tamed in Winter circus. A tiger runs around. M/S of two cute lion cubs on a table, a dog looks after them. A cycling act rides on a revolving disc. The circus company walk into the ring to christen the lion cubs. Champagne is poured over their heads. Various shots of circus performers. The midgets eats sandwiches and quarrel over bottle of champagne.

    Various shots of Audrey Lee, a schoolgirl naturalist from Tasmania, with her pets. M/S of Audrey feeding various types of birds there. C/U of her with a tame Wombat in her arms. She feeds bird perched on her shoulder. C/U as a bird takes water from a glass in her hand. C/U of Audrey cleaning an owl's eyes. Various good C/U's of owls.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:20:00 / 01:57:49:00

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