• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes - fire in Berlin underground railway, Christmas swim in the river Seine, and 41 gun salute to Duke of Kent's new daughter Alexandra.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.
    Intertitle - 'London' - M/S of 41 guns of the Royal Horse Artillery lined up in Hyde Park. Various shots as they fire in honour of the birth of Alexandra, a daughter for the Duke and Duchess of Kent (Prince George and Princess Marina). M/S of the couple playing with their first born, Prince Edward. Various shots as the gun carriages are pulled away.

    Intertitle - 'Finsbury' (London) - M/S of fire blazing out of a fine art publishers. Various shots of water trained on the flames.

    Intertitle - 'Berlin' (Germany) - Various shots as firemen tackle a blaze which has broken out in the underground railway. M/S of Hermann Goering and Josef Goebbels watching. Various shots as the firemen tackle the flames. L/S as it blazes upwards.

    Intertitle - 'Cape Town' (South Africa) - L/S of crowds of people at Metropolitan Handicap horse race, M/S of two fashionable ladies. L/S of the horses being led around the course, they ride around as crowds watch. The race begins, various shots as they race around the course. "Moonlight" takes the lead and runs past the post. M/S of horse and jockey afterwards.

    Intertitle - 'Paris' (France) - M/S as people dive into the river Seine for Christmas morning swim, various shots as they swim across and climb out. M/S of winning man.

    Intertitle - 'Sweden' - M/S of a house on fire during training session, various shots as the firemen put it out with foam. M/S of firemen and surrounding area covered in it.

    Intertitle - 'Near Hexham' (Northumberland) - M/S of children on horses stood in a line, M/S little child on pony, another one mounts his horse. Various shots of them out for their first hunting lesson. M/S as they stop and eat. M/S as they return home.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:16:00 / 01:08:44:00

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