• Short Summary

    Around the world in nearly 8 minutes and in no particular order in this rip-snortingly fast tour!

  • Description

    In Kashmir, India, we see four men pulling an old barge along the Jhelum river; several shots of boats on the river; the floating market place. On the coast of Israel, Roman ruins support the sea wall; high angle shot of the Roman theatre. Cut to M/S of the Roman theatre in Petra, Jordan; several shots of ruins and caves; man rides camel through caves.

    A western car is driven through the desert in Saudi Arabia; men are seen herding sheep and goats. At their tent, a veiled woman pours coffee for one of the men to drink. Various shots of the oil refinery in the desert. C/U of three storks on a nest; commentator says they fly from the east to Denmark each spring. Several shots of a street in Aarhus, reconstructed to look as it would in the time of Hans Christian Anderson; tourists wander around. People sit outside a cottage and eat interesting-looking Danish food. Brief shots of Hamlet's Castle at Elsinore and the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, with children on fairground rides.

    Top shot of Moscow, Russia, seen from a ferris wheel; several shots of the city including the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Gum the department store and Lenin's Mausoleum in Red Square, a large fountain, stately architecture. A Russian soldier (looks Asian) takes a photograph of one of his comrades before a fountain. M/S of the Ukraine Hotel. Cut to skyscrapers in New England, USA; shots from a restaurant at the top of the Prudential building in Boston; aerial shots of the area. Brief shots of a replica of the Mayflower ship at Plymouth; a schooner sailing on the sea.

    In Istanbul, boats in the harbour of the Golden Horn; views of the Bosporus Sea. Cut to various shots of mountains from a cable car and mountain railway in Switzerland; the Matterhorn; brief shot of the town of Zermat. In Bulgaria we see a girl in a horse and trap being sprinkled with rose petals in the countryside; numerous girls pick rose petals in a field; people in a restaurant drink rose liqueur; a man in a tower calls people to prayer. Cut to Paris, France, and several shots of the Eiffel Tower and the view from it. Shots of the Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, the Seine, neon lights at night; the Moulin Rouge; fireworks over the Seine.
    Cuts exist - see separate records.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:31:00 / 01:56:00:00
    CP 640

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