• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell includes - new airmail service to Scandinavia, cruise for 4000 young German workers, and King Edward VIII's first levee.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - Heston Airport. M/S as Assistant Post Master General, Sir Walter Wormersley, hands the royal mail flag to the pilot, officially opening the new airmail service between Britain and Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Various shots of the aeroplane. M/S as Sir Walter stamps the letters himself and puts them in a sack. Various shots as the sacks are loaded into the aeroplane. M/S as it taxis.

    Intertitle - 'Buckingham Palace' (London) - L/S of people standing around the Victoria Memorial outside the palace. Various shots of high ranking military personnel walking through the gates watched by the crowds. M/S of King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) driving through the gates, he salutes, the occasion is his first levee. Various shots of the men wearing a variety of uniforms leaving the palace. Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

    Intertitle - 'Off to Madeira' - Various shots of the ship "Der Deutsche Bremen" in the docks with crowds of people on the quay. M/S of crowds of people on the ship and flags waving, they are swastikas with circles around them. The occasion is cruise to Madeira for young workers, paid for by the Government, part of a scheme to make them work hard. M/S's of Nazi officials including C/U of Robert Ley. Various shots of the ship. Various shots as everyone waves frantically as its sets off. C/U as a young girl waves out of a porthole. Aerial shot of other boats accompanying it in the water, M/S of them alongside. Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

    Intertitle - 'Fraser Island' (Australia) - Aerial L/S of the liner "Maheno" lying wrecked off the Queensland coast, customs officials guard it. M/S as an aeroplane taxis up to it across the sand. M/S of the mighty liner, and of the aeroplane from it, M/S on deck showing how much it lists. One of the customs officials is getting married on the liner. M/S as guests climb up rope ladders on the side.

    M/S interior of clergyman conducting the ceremony with the bride and groom in front of him looking solemn. M/S as the bride signs the register, the groom follows. M/S of the couple on deck, M/S as the wedding party walk along, they all look to be leaning. M/S as water splashes through portholes, M/S as the bride cuts the cake. M/S of beer bottles on a shelf and lightbulb on wire swinging to one side. Various shots of men walking along, they look to be at an angle because of the list. M/S of the bride on the rope ladder. Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing.

    Note: the items "German delegates arrive in London" and "Malta Carnival" are missing from this edition.

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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:
    01:57:24:00 / 02:01:26:00

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