News in a Nutshell includes signing of Mediterranean pact between Britain and Italy, raising the "Diamond" steamer, and decorations for Holland's royal wedding.
Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.
Intertitle - 'Greenhithe' (Kent) - Various shots of the steamer "Diamond" between two boats that are raising it after it sank in a crash. Various shots as it slowly rises under the efforts of the other boats, a rope is wound around a big drum as it takes the slack. Tugs will tow her away to be beached.
Intertitle - 'Rome' (Italy) - M/S of Sir Eric Drummond, British Ambassador stood at a table signing the Anglo-Italian agreement, this agrees Italy and Britain will recognise each other's rights in the Mediterranean. Count Galeazzo Ciano (Mussolini's son-in-law) shakes hands with Drummond and signs the pact as well, he straightens up smiling and shakes his hand again. It is hoped it will lead to new era of European co-operation. Last few seconds of picture missing.
Intertitle - 'Poulton-Le-Fylde' (Lancashire) - Lancashire play Yorkshire at men's hockey, M/S of bully off, various shots of the match as they whack the ball, people watch from around the side. Game ends in a draw.
Intertitle - 'The Hague' (Holland) - Decorations for royal wedding. L/S of birds flying around a fountain, people walk along park lanes, bunches of oranges hang above them. M/S of elderly lady. Various shots of Coat of Arms of Holland and Lippe hanging up. L/S of streamers everywhere, people in a group laugh. M/S of a nicely decorated tree.
Intertitle - 'London Scottish children's new year party.' - M/S as Scottish pipers walk down between tables of children, M/S of a girl eating and boy drinking out of cup. Camera pans across the tables as soldiers of Scottish regiment serve them. M/S of a clown running about with the children afterwards. M/S of a marionette show. Father Christmas opens his grotto and elves run out, the children all run up to them.