• Short Summary

    Shark fishing, silhouette portraits, boxing, Green Howards' train + underwear fashion show.

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    Title reads: "Wide, Wide, World".

    Shark fishing off the coast of Madras, India. Various shots of the fishermen heading out to sea in their fragile catamarans. A shark is hauled aboard one of the craft. M/S of the boat riding the surf back to the shore. M/S of the fishermen dragging the boat in. C/U of a huge shark lying on the beach.

    Sydney, Australia. Ex-G.I. Sebastian Ross from USA makes silhouette portraits. A line of women queue up for to have their portraits done. Various shots of Ross at work with his scissors, an elderly lady is his model. The result is a good likeness. C/U of the artist's hands cutting. Various C/Us silhouettes portraits of famous people including Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    Junior Boxing championships in Sweden. Various shots of boxing matches between youthful boxers. We see boxers Berglund v Larsson fighting in welterweight final and Kjellin v Axelsson fighting in light heavyweight final. C/U of Kjellin the winner holding his trophy.

    Men of the Green Howards regiment attend naming ceremony of Green Howards locomotive at Leeds, Yorkshire. M/S of a detachment of the regiment presenting arms. M/S of General Franklyn, Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment, watching the ceremony. C/U of a replica of the Green Howards badge on the engine. C/U of General Franklyn shaking hands with the engine driver, an ex-serviceman. C/U of the driver showing the three medals pinned onto his coat. M/S of the driver and fireman leaning out of the engine to talk to Franklyn.

    Underwear and night-gown fashion show in Paris, France. C/U of a model displaying lace bottomed camiknickers, she bashfully shields her face from camera. Various shots of dressing gowns and nightdresses being displayed. C/U an elaborate nightdress in black lace, the star piece of the show. C/U of women spectators.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:01:00 / 01:13:06:00

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