• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes - two ships run aground, a farm fire, Amy Mollison's crashed aeroplane and London's Dairy Show.

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    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Liverpool' (Merseyside) - Various shots of the liner "Lancastria" aground in the Mersey. M/S of tugs pulling the ship out, passengers wave from it. M/S as they disembark after the rescue.

    Intertitle - 'Orpington' (Greater London) - M/S's of an aeroplane on its roof in a field, it belongs to pilot Amy Mollison who crashed suffering a broken nose.

    Intertitle - 'California' (America, USA) - L/S of thick fog, people stand and watch. M/S as crew of ship "Onlone" (?), which has run aground, are winched across in a harness. M/S of sailors pulling them across. L/S of the ship listing after the fog has lifted.

    Intertitle - 'Islington, London' - M/S of ladies standing in a circle churning butter in barrels at the London Dairy Show. Lord Mayor P. Vincent walks around the show. M/S as cows are led around. C/U of a cow's face. Miss K. N. Lewis of Wales, and Miss M. Titmouse of Hertfordshire win the title of 'most charming country girls'. C/U's of the two girls.

    Intertitle - 'Chelsea' (London) - L/S of members of the British Legion on parade, pensioners stand to attention. Philip Chetwode inspects them. M/S as they march.

    Intertitle - 'London City' - L/S of Bank of England. L/S of Montague Norman, Governor of the Bank of England, as he officially hands over the pedestrian passage at Tivoli Corner to P. Vincent, the Lord Mayor. Various shots of them with officials.

    Intertitle - 'Willington' (Durham) - M/S of haystacks on fire at a farm. Various dramatic shots as they burn and firemen tackle the blaze.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:43:00 / 01:52:33:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Just a point, are there any reports on the sinking of the Lancastria off the port of St Nazaire in June 1940?

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