• Short Summary

    Princess Margaret launches ship while a Cholera Epidemic threatens Cairo.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Autumn Diary"

    MS a leafy lane with leaves falling with title fading in and out onto a carpet of leaves which fades to worker sweeping them up.

    Belfast, Northern Ireland. Princess Margaret Rose christens the ship Edinburgh Castle

    MS Princess Margaret taking her place on the platform in Belfast dockyard. Her uncle the Governor, his excellency Vice Admiral the Earl Granville is with her. MS she is presented with a bouquet of roses by the shipyard's youngest apprentice, Tommy Smith. She picks a rose off the bunch and hands to him. CU Margaret - Edinburgh Castle on the side of the ship. CU Margaret and the Earl of Granville. CU Margaret steps up to the microphone. LS She names the ship (nat sound). and breaks a bottle on it. LS crowds in the dockyard rush forward as the ship slides down the slipway. CU Margaret waving to the crowds.

    Cholera Epidemic in Egypt.

    LS of sunset. LS a plane flying over Cairo spraying DDT over the city. CU Egyptians fumigating houses. CU Fruit and vegetables being washed in chlorine. MS Exterior of the Cairo hospital. MS People being vaccinated. MS a cholera victim is taken on a stretcher from an ambulance to the hospital. CU A British plane on the airfield which has carried the serum to the country. MS CU A plane spraying the airfield with D.D.T.

    LS Cars driving along a leaf strewn tree lined road. LS the empty bandstand in a park. CU Deserted park seats, surrounded by fallen leaves. MS CU A park keeper raking up fallen leaves.

    LS CU Horse drawn ploughs working in a field. CU the plough share propellers cutting into the earth. Library shots of cows. CU mass of sheep posing before camera. LS Smithfield meat market. MS a side of beef is hung on a hook. MS of windmill. VS of crops in fields. VS of people going out to work in fields. CU Tom Williams, Minister of Agriculture, full face, head and shoulders speaking (nat sound) He speaks about the new set up for farmers and food producers.

    LS Sunset over the Yarmouth fishing fleet. Prows of a line of herring trawlers. CU the skipper at the helm of the Ocean Dawn. CU the trawler ship forging through the sea. CU the funnel belching smoke. MS CU the men casting their nets. CU a member of the crew peeling potatoes. MS CU a Whim whale seen near the ship. MS The ship at twilight. MS One of the lamps on the ship by the light of which the fishermen work. MS At midnight the nets are drawn in. The fish glisten as they are caught in the rays of the lamp. MS at dawn, the nets, now almost empty, are still being drawn in. LS The vessel turns for home in the early morning. LS Yarmouth, as seen from the approaching ship. CU The skipper waves from the helm. MS a line of fishing trawlers is passed. MC CU Baskets are filled with herrings from the hold and swung ashore. MS LS Effect shots of a trawler silhouetted at sunset.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:45:00 / 01:28:59:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment