• Short Summary

    Horse racing from Cheltenham, floods in the Fens, the Queen Elizabeth runs aground.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Around Britain".

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    Maltese Wanderer wins the National Hunt horse racing steeplechase at Cheltenham.

    MS CU Members of the crowd. LS MS the horses, with the winner in the lead, take the last jump. LS Maltese Wanderer first past the post followed by Soda II and Parenthon. CU the winner being led in and the jockey Major Daly dismounting.


    Dutch experts and machinery help to seal Morton Gap in the flooded Fens.

    CU Roadsign "NFS - Operation Fen". LS Pan shots of the inundated fenlands. MS Morton Gap through which the waters of the River Trent poured. LS a pontoon grab crane at work, which was send from Holland, filling in the gap. MS Dutch naval men operating the pontoon crane from Holland which helps to fill in the Morton Gap. LS Chalk and slag being used to fill the gap. CU of naval officer. VS of tugs and cranes at work.

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    The liner ship "Queen Elizabeth" runs aground on a sandbank in the entrance to the Harbour.

    LS Aerial view of the "Queen Elizabeth" Homeward bound from New York. LS Seen on the mudbank. CU pan along half the length of the ship. LS MS the ship with tugs seen around her preparing to pull her off.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:32:00 / 01:46:09:00

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