• Short Summary

    Pearly Kings and Queens, new colours for Italian Regiments, Royalty at a Dagenham Factory, Berlin motor racing, Show Jumping, a new Glasgow Hospital, Oxford Bumps and Shire Horses.

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    Old Kent Road, London. - Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Rome, Italy.
    Westminster and Dagenham, London. - Avus Motor Racing Circuit, Berlin, Germany.
    Rome, Italy. - Glasgow, Scotland. - Rome, Italy.
    Oxford, Oxfordshire. - Liverpool, Merseyside.

    WS. Children dressed in Pearly suits as they file to a service at Mary Magdalene's Church Old Kent Road. WS. Children in their Pearly suits guiding a cart pulled by a donkey. WS. Another cart. WS. A Pearly King driving a cart. LS. Madam Ethel Collinge? arriving to sing at the service. WS. Group of Pearly Kings and Queens. WS. Group standing round a cart.

    Rome: WS. Massed Italian troops in a ceremony of the colours to commemorate Italy's entry into the first world war. WS. Italy's monument to the unknown soldier. WS. High Angle looking down on parade. WS. Monument with colours being paraded. MS King Victor Emmanuel III and Benito Mussolini. LS. Colours being lowered. WS. Statue on the monument. WS. Colours being raised. WS. King Victor Emmanuel presenting new standards, Benito Mussolini is alongside him. MS. King Victor Emmanuel presenting standards. MS. A parade of all the regimental colours they pass in two columns either side of the camera. WS. Monument. WS. Troops holding colours.

    London: WS. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester steps onto a speedboat at Westminster Pier. WS. Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. LS. As the speedboat leaves the pier. WS. As the boat pulls out into the river. LS. The speedboat mooring at Dagenham. WS. The Duke stepping off the boat. WS. Factory. WS. The Duke and his party. WS. Interior of factory.

    Berlin: WS. Start of an International motor race at the Avus circuit Berlin. LS. Pan cars at the start. WS. Cars race past camera. WS. Aerial View of the course. WS. Crowd. WS. Pan No. 8 MS. Men following the race. WS. Cars racing round a bend one of them slows having lost a tyre. WS. Pan No. 7 WS. Crowds. WS. Pan car. WS. Crowds with huge statues behind them.

    Rome: MS. Benito Mussolini applauding enthusiastically. WS. Female students of the Italian Ministry of Education performing a graceful gymnastic display. WS. Showing the whole arena as lines of girls go through their routines.

    Glasgow: WS. Crowd around the foundation stone. MS. His Royal Highness, Prince George, Duke of Kent and the foundation stone of the Auxiliary Hospital of the Cannisburn Infirmary he taps the stone and declare it laid. MS. The Duke of Kent making his address. MS. Princess Marina Duchess of York receiving a bouquet of flower. MS. Duke and Duchess walking towards camera. LS. The Duke and Duchess shaking hands as they prepare to return to Edinburgh.

    Rome: WS. The course with a rider clearing a fence at the 24th Military Championships for cavalry officers. LS. King Victor Emmanuel III talking with officers. LS. Rider clearing a fence the riders are drawn from a famous military riding school. WS. A horse clearing a fence. Several WS's of the competition in progress. MS. The winner with his trophy.

    Oxford: WS. Start of the of the Oxford eights rowing week the first crew rows off. WS. The next crew starts off. WS. One crew bumping another. WS. Spectators crossing a bridge. WS. Three crews racing one crew succeeds in bumping another. WS. Rowing eights. LS. People crossing the bridge.

    Liverpool: WS. Officers on horseback. WS. Shire horses decorated with flowers taking part in the annual May Cart Horse Parade. LS. The Mayor of Liverpool seated. WS. A cart horse being lead through shot. LS. Crowds and policemen pan to see horses passing. CU. Trophies.

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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:
    01:50:38:00 / 01:56:47:00

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