• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes - guests at the Coronation, several ships run aground, and President Roosevelt receiving Governor General of Canada, Lord Tweedsmuir.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 'His Majesty's Guests.' (News in a Nutshell).

    A look at the industrial workers who will be present at the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. M/S of Lizzie McCulloch a weaver in Glasgow, she laughs. M/S of Alfred Thomas of Wales stood with wife and little daughter, M/S of them smiling. M/S of Doris Griffiths of Birmingham. M/S of Leslie Pollard, a pit boy, walking along covered in coal dust. M/S after he has had a bath, he shakes hands with the colliery manager. C/U of his face.

    Intertitle - 'London' - M/S of soldiers walking along at Wellington barracks wearing new uniforms for the Coronation. M/S as the camera pans across them, we see Scots Greys, West Yorks, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Seaforths, and King's Royal Rifles. M/S of people watching them through railings at the barracks. Various shots of the soldiers. M/S of Australian soldier looking at them.

    Intertitle - 'Portland' (Dorset) - L/S of "English Trader" in the sea, M/S of its lifeboat. M/S showing its bows are missing after going ashore, it is being towed to Portland harbour. Various shots as they build a new bulk head. M/S as they salvage the cargo of grain.

    Intertitle - 'St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight' - L/S aerial shots of Italian steamer "Luigi Acarne" (?) run aground, water laps over it.

    Intertitle - 'Atlantic Ocean' - L/S of Norwegian freighter foundering in heavy seas. M/S of crew rowing in their lifeboat to the coastguard where they are pulled to safety. M/S of the crew, and the captains shaking hands. C/U of the two men smiling.

    Intertitle - 'Derby' (Derbyshire) - M/S of Sherwood Foresters regiment lined up in parade ground, camera pans across them. They are to receive the Victoria Cross earned by a member of their regiment, Jacob Rivers. M/S of his sister Mrs E. Potter holding Jacob's Victoria Cross, which his mother wanted returned to the regiment after she died. M/S as she hands it to the Commanding Officer, C/U of the medal. M/S as the soldiers stand to attention then march off.

    Intertitle - 'South Africa' - L/S across bay, various shots of speedboats being prepared and starting up. Various shots as they race around in the regatta. M/S of people water-skiing behind them. M/S as lady presents trophies to the winners.

    Intertitle - 'Padang' (Sumatra) Nice L/S's of hills and sea, M/S of people waiting on the quay doing Nazi salute. A band plays, various shots of the "Emden" sailing in and people waiting for it. M/S as Commander comes ashore, various shots of the crew and band playing. M/S of Nazi flag flying on the ship. L/S of ship.

    Intertitle - 'Paris' (France) - M/S of Oxford and Cambridge boat crews approaching the water's edge of the river Seine. President Lebrun watches from the stands. President Cambridge take the water and race a Parisian team, various shots as they row along. Cambridge win by six lengths. M/S of Oxford team in their boat, M/S as they row against another Parisian team and win by 5 lengths.

    Intertitle - 'Cockfosters' (London) - M/S pan down Christ church spire, bridesmaids step out of a car, crowds watch. M/S of the bride, Dorothy Shaw, getting out of her car. M/S as she emerges from the church with her new husband, cricketer Alan T. Barber. M/S as their car drives off. M/S of the bridesmaids lined up, L/S of guests.

    Intertitle - 'Hungerford' (Berkshire) Hocktide - M/S of children walking along with the tithe man who is holding a floral display on a long pole, he goes around kissing all the women he can find as part of an old tradition. M/S of orange scatterer in top hat throwing oranges to everyone, various shots.

    Intertitle - 'Washington' (America, USA) - M/S as the car carrying Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada, drives up to the White House. He gets out and is received by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor they shake hands and smile. Various shots as they pose on the steps of the White House.

    Intertitle - 'Perry v. Tilden in New York' (America, USA) - M/S as Fred Perry plays a tennis match with Bill Tilden, Perry serves and there is a good rally until Tilden loses the point. Perry wins another point and the crowds watch. Various shots of the match, Perry goes onto win and jumps over the net to shake Tilden's hand.

    Intertitle - 'London' - M/S's as Islington Squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen in uniform march from Highbury Corner on annual parade to St. Thomas's church where they all enter. After service they march to headquarters where salute is taken by Commandant Headington.

    Intertitle - 'Morocco' - M/S as Guards ride through in front of the French Residential Governor's car. He gets out, people watch him. M/S as two men bow to him. Various shots as he walks about, various shots as he takes the salute of the march past.

    Intertitle - 'London' - M/S as a statue of a mother and child is carried down the street. Various shots as statues are brought to the Royal Academy on sending in day. M/S of clown statue and horse on plinth, Various shots of busts people have made.

    Intertitle - 'Paris - Roubaix' (France) - M/S of cyclists sat on the ground before the race. M/S as they all set off, various shots as they speed along through towns and on open roads. C/U's of riders and pedals. M/S of winner crossing the line, M/S of him afterwards, he is Italian rider Rossi.

    Note: the item 'Hurricane in Nava' is missing from this edition.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:32:00 / 01:52:53:00

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