• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World - Candlemas handball game at Jedburgh, Liverpool plane crash, Monte Carlo rally, blowing up wreck off Port Elizabeth, Italy's latest in sanctions war, Scottish Universities election, Richmond Hill Surrey still slipping, blizzard in Chicago, shire horse show, Swedish aircraft carrier visits Britain.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "Jedburgh".

    Candlemas handball game at Jedburgh, Scotland. Various shots of men boarding up shop windows and covering street lamp bulbs. The town clerk then throws a ball into a crowd of men and boys in town squares. A struggle ensues to retrieve the ball - an annual tradition! C/U of this year's winner - a young boy.

    Intertitle reads: "Liverpool".

    Liverpool Plane Crash, Merseyside. Various shots of salvage team hauling the tail of an aeroplane up a beach. It is all that remains of a plane that crashed into River Mersey, only minutes after taking off from Liverpool Aerodrome. The 2 pilots were killed.

    Intertitle reads: "Monte Carlo".

    Monte Carlo Rally, France. Various shots of cars and drivers at start of long distance motor trial. C/U of race official holding stop watch. Various shots of final trials; the cars' steering and driver's handling ability are tested driving around cones. C/U of winners - 3 young men from Rumania (Romania, Roumania).

    Intertitle reads: "Port Elizabeth, S.A.".

    Blowing up wreck off Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Various shots mast of sunken cargo boat, 'Paris Maru', sticking out of sea. A salvage boat approaches the wreck and plants explosives. Various shots, taken from salvage ship, of wreck exploding in water.

    Intertitle reads: "Frascati, Italy".

    Italy's latest in Sanctions War. Various C/Us of rabbits (some babies) in baskets and cages. Various shots of men, including a priest, buying rabbits at market. Sign on cages reads: "Contro Sanzioni" ('Against Sanctions'?). The League of Nations' economic sanctions were a result of Italy's invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Rabbit breeding is Italian Government's new method to curb sanctions. Every Italian will breed rabbits for food, sending their skins to Government.

    Intertitle reads: "Edinburgh".

    Scottish Universities Election, Scotland. Ex-Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald (aka Ramsey MacDonald) wins by-election. Various shots of MacDonald on steps of University building with Labour Party candidate, Scottish Nationalist candidate and a crowd of students. MacDonald was standing as National Government candidate.

    Intertitle reads: "Richmond, Surrey".

    Richmond Hill, Surrey - still slipping. Various shots of workmen clearing rubble from hillside in park. Recent heavy rain and blocked drainage system has caused landslide.

    Intertitle reads: "Chicago".

    Blizzard in Chicago, United States of America (USA). Various shots of pedestrians, cars and traffic cops trying to get about in snow storms and icy winds. Vapours rise from Chicago River because of intensely cold winter weather.

    Intertitle reads: "Islington, London".

    Shire Horse Show. Various shots of shire horses being led around indoor arena. This year's competition includes 'Appleton Binder', a horse bred by late King George V.

    Intertitle reads: "Gravesend".

    Swedish Aircraft Carrier visits Britain. Various shots of Swedish warship - combined cruiser and seaplane carrier - anchored off Kent Coast. We the sailors on board saluting as the ship's commander leaves ship to pay official visit to England.

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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:
    01:10:33:00 / 01:16:10:00

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