News in a Nutshell includes Royal Signal Corps rehearsing for Royal Tournament, the South African cricket team, and a wingless autogyro with big propellor.
Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.
C/U of H. F. Wade, captain of the South African cricket team. C/U J. Siedle, C/U A. D. Nourse, C/U E. L. Dalton, C/U R. J. Williams, M/S H. B. Cameron, vice captain, Bruce Mitchell, and E. D. Rowan. C/U of R. J. Crisp. C/U Belaskas (?).
Aerial L/S of bay at Sydney, Australia. L/S of bather in difficulties signalling for help. M/S of an aeroplane flying overhead, it turns to drop a lifebelt but crashes into the sea. M/S of lifesavers rowing out to the aeroplane. M/S of the rescued men on the beach smiling. M/S as the wreckage of the aeroplane is carried across the shore.
Washington (America, USA). M/S of wingless autogyro flying overhead, it has big propellor and looks like early helicopter. M/S as it hovers and picks up a mail sack without landing. M/S as it comes in to land.
Essington, Philadelphia (America, USA). M/S of motorless gyroboat, a man spins the propellor around, M/S as another steers it with the rudder. M/S of the boat speeding along, the propellor is very large compared to the boat and looks a bit silly!
Catterick, Yorkshire. M/S of motorcyclists from the Royal Corps of Signals riding along followed by men on horseback, the cyclists ride over ramps whilst horses jump beside them. They are practising for the Royal Tournament. M/S of the soldiers watching. M/S as a horse jumps over hurdles of fire, M/S of a man on a wonky bicycle with big handlebars. M/S of a car decorated to look like a rat. M/S of balancing stunts on the cycles. Various shots of men on motorcycles which are being pulled, chariot style, by horses.