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    Review of the year 1948.

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    Full title reads: "PATHE REVIEWS THE YEAR - 1948 - A YEAR OF GREAT DECISION".

    Review of the year 1948.

    General view of massed crowds outside the Reichstag, Berlin. Long shot of German crowds milling round, pan to Brandenburger Tor (Gate). People in crowd talking.

    Old man looking at flower stalls. Close up shot of the two men talking. Close up shot of policeman and bus driver talking about Colchester Football Club.

    Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary Soames at his grandson's christening. Close up shot of baby in Mary's arms.

    Close up shot, pan, Ernest Bevin leaving Foreign Office.

    People looking on. Close up, back view, boys looking into window of photographers shop at Colchester Football Club team. Long shot of Colchester game against Bradford in progress - Colchester wins the match against much stronger first division team. Colchester players dribbling, ball up-field, goal. Crowd applauding. Close up shot of Colchester supporter with rattle.

    People of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) lined up along road. General view of flag ceremony taking place on dais at Ceylon's Independence Ceremony. Long shot of dignitaries on dais. People in crowd holding newspaper over heads protecting themselves from sun.

    High angle long shot of Gandhi's funeral procession - huge masses.

    Map showing the Communist infiltration in Europe. General view, Prague. Jan Masaryk with several other politicians. High angle long shot of red banners being paraded through streets. Close up shot of new communist president Gottwald on balcony.

    Sign over Italian street 'Vote Democratic.' Close up shot of a man sticking election posters on wall. Long shot of the crowds with banners listening to Communist leader Palmiro Togliatti. Close up shot of Togliatti speaking. Close up shot of Christian Democrats leader De Gasperi speaking. Long shot of crowds waving handkerchiefs. De Gasperi walking through crowds being congratulated after winning the elections.

    Josip Broz Tito and ministers enter room and sit down to sign a pact. Close up shot of hands sealing document. Tito rejects Soviet dominance.

    General view, Red Square, Moscow. Russian politicians walking along platform. Close up shot of two Russian soldiers. General view of General Zdhanov's funeral procession. Stalin, Molotov and other dignitaries walking behind gun carriage.

    Long shot, towards, Australian cricketer Don Bradman leading his team from pavilion to field - Australia versus England test match. Several shots of the cricket game. Crowd clapping. Long shot, pan, Australian bowler bowling English batsman. Batsman walks towards pavilion. Scoreboard '74 for 8'. Close up shot of man with hand to head. High angle long shot, English batsman walking to pavilion. Close up shot of man smoking cigarette. Compton walking to pavilion. Close up shot of Bradman putting on pullover after game.

    Several shots of the crowd at Downing Street. Sir Stafford Cripps holds up dispatch case - new budget concentrating on export.

    Close up shot of the front of new Rolls Royce. Sir Stafford Cripps in car - shot taken through windscreen. Long shot of car assembly line. Close up shot of 'Singapore' stencilled on car. Long shot of boats at quayside. Cars being loaded ready to be exported. Derrick slinging car aboard. Man operating machinery. Long shot of electric furnace in steel works. Huge piece of red hot metal being drawn from furnace. Close up shot of crane driver. Red hot metal being placed under gigantic press. Crane placing top of funnel of the 'Caronia'. Man looking on. General view of shipyard. Several long shots of shipyards with ships nearing completion at quayside.

    General view of skyscrapers of New York, pan to Friendship Ship. Long shot of Friendship Ship starting journey to Europe taking Marshal Aid parcels onboard. General George Marshall walks towards seat and sits down. Long shot of Ernest Bevin and Lewis Douglas signing a document.

    Man tying up banner 'Welcome home the Quads.' Long shot of children running towards camera. Long shot of band marching down street. Several shots of drummers. Children running from school. Long shot, pan, child runs towards Mr and Mrs Good's car - their daughter. Close up shot of old man looking on. Mrs Good alighting from car with two quadruplets. Close up shot of Mrs Good with two of the quads. Mr and Mrs Good walking up to house with quadruplets. Farmers looking on.

    General view of devastation in Berlin. Child playing amongst twisted girders in foreground. Two children playing among rubble. Line of kids eating. Empty railway tracks - Berlin siege. Long shot of deserted canal with barges tied alongside. Long shot of massed crowds outside Reichstag, pan to bombed Reichstag building. Long shot of General Koenig, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and General Clay. Close up shot, pan Monty, Clay and Robertson. West decides to feed Western Berliners and airlifts of supplies are organised.

    Several shots of Skymaster aircraft flying over Berlin. Close up shot of the two men looking up. Long shot of Skymaster flying over Berlin. Superimposed title '50.000 Flights'. Skymaster coming in to land. Superimposed title '250,000,000 Miles'. Germans unloading aircraft. Superimposed title '250,000 Tons'. New Hastings aircraft being unloaded. Germans transferring flour from aircraft to wagon. Women leaving bakery with bread. Close up shot of RAF ensign.

    General view, opening of the Olympic Games at Wembley, London. Long shot of contestants marching. Close up shot of the King George VI saluting. General view of the stadium with contestants assembled in centre and pigeons flying around. Close up shot of the Olympic flame.

    High angle long shot of the women's 80 metre hurdle race. Starters line up. Close up shot of contestant, pan to Maureen Gardner of Britain getting set. High angle long shot, race in progress. Maureen Gardner runs into her father's arms. Maureen in father's arms, she trots away. Close up shot of Maureen Gardner on victory stand.

    Close up shot, feet of child ballet dancer, pan up to little girl. Close up shot of bridesmaid kissing the bride, Maureen Gardner, pan to Maureen and husband. Wedding group.

    Close up shot of the UNO (United Nations Organisation) insignia. Long shot of UNO assembly. Soviet delegate Vyshinsky passing briefcase back to stooges.

    Close up shot of Thorez speaking. Close up shot of French coal strikers listening. Long shot of the crowd carrying banners in procession. Long shot of the French gendarmes running down road towards coal strikers. Strikers throwing stones over colliery wall. Long shot of the strikers throwing stones. Tear gas bomb bursting.

    General view, White House, Washington, United States of America. Long shot, police motorcyclists riding down road under inverted V arch with 'Welcome Mr President' on it. Crowds waving. President Harry Truman with Barkley on back of car driving through streets after election victory. Close up shot of Truman waving.

    Notice outside Church House, Westminster, 'Judicial Tribunal'. General view of exterior of Church House where Lynskey Tribunal takes place. Towards and pan, Belcher arriving. Close up shot, pan, Sir Hartley Shawcross arriving. Long shot of the crowd waiting outside Church House. Sidney Stanley outside Church House. Stanley and several men on steps. Close up shot of Stanley outside Church House.

    General view of the exterior of Buckingham Palace, London. Cars arriving for christening of baby Prince Charles.

    Long shot of exterior of Palace with crowds around. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Elizabeth (later the Queen Elizabeth II) and baby Prince Charles. Close up shot of Princess Elizabeth and baby, pan to Prince Philip. Close up shot of Prince Charles. Close up shot of Princess Elizabeth, pan to Prince Charles.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:21:00 / 01:54:55:00

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