News in brief from around the World. (CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANDOWN PARK, TORPIDS AT OXFORD, ETON COLLEGE STEEPLECHASE, WATERLOO CUP, QUEENSWOOD GIRLS' SCHOOL FIRE, WAR ACTIVITIES IN ITALY, DIVERS IN LONDON DOCKS, POLISH GIANT IN LONDON, OXFORD UNIVERSITY POINT TO POINT, STAKHANOV - RUSSIAN COAL MINER )
Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".
Intertitle reads: "Sandown Park".
Cross Country Championships - at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. Various shots of men running around track. C/U of winner and friends. Winner is S.C. Belton of the Surrey Athletics Club.
Intertitle reads: "Oxford".
Torpids at Oxford, Oxfordshire. Various shots of rowing eights on River Isis (part of River Thames). Torpid races are peculiar to Oxford University; river is too narrow to over take so boats row one behind the other. Crews are eliminated from race when their boat is bumped by the one behind.
Intertitle reads: "Eton".
Eton College Steeplechase, Berkshire. Various shots of gruelling cross country race run by boys from famous public school. Boys have to jump over river before reaching finishing line. Crowds of Etonians and parents watch. Winner is C. W. Parker.
Intertitle reads: "Altcar".
Waterloo Cup for hare coursing, Lancashire. Various shots pairs of Greyhound dogs chasing hare around field. Various C/Us of finalist dogs - 'Hand Grenade' (owned by Mr. J. Campbell) and 'Rotten Row' (owned by Mr. T. Cook).
Intertitle reads: "Hatfield".
Queenswood Girls' School Fire, Hertfordshire. Various shots of fire extinguishing last of fire in old Tudor manor. Various shots of cases, chairs and other bits of retrieved furniture. Maids are seen carrying plates out from kitchen.
Intertitle reads: "Poland".
Warsaw boys play ice hockey on River Vistula. Various shots of impromptu game on frozen water. The game has to stop when men come to smash up ice and take blocks of it away in horse drawn cart.
Intertitle reads: "Italy".
War activities in Italy. Various shots of Secretary of Fascist Party visiting fast bombing aeroplane factory at Breda. Various shots of crowds of soldiers and civilians waving from quayside as Secretary leaves Naples for war duty in Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
Intertitle reads: "Victoria Docks, London".
Divers in London Docks. Various shots of man in diving suit walking down ladder into River Thames. A support crew on quay turn a wheel to keep air supply flowing. Diver's job appears to be salvaging debris from river bed.
Intertitle reads: "London".
Polish Giant in London. Various shots of extraordinarily tall man - Leon Ketchell. We see him being measured (his 7"3!), with fashion model Gloria and walking down London Street.
Intertitle reads: "Racing in the Rain, Oxford University Point-to-Point Steeplechases".
Oxford University Point to Point, Somerton, Oxfordshire. Horse racing in heavy rain. Various shots of crowds tramping over muddy field. Various shots of horse race - several jockeys slip and fall. M/S of Pathe Sound Van being towed out of mud by shire horse.
Intertitle reads: "Russia".
Soviet Union (USSR). Alexei Stakhanov (Stankhanov?) - Russian Coal Miner, famous for multiplying his daily work output by 5 and becoming symbol of Soviet propaganda Various shots of Alexei at work in coal mine. M/S of tower of the Kremlin, Moscow. Various shots of Stakhanov meeting Joseph Stalin and other Communist Party leaders (Nikolai Bulganin, Nikita Khruschev, Vyacheslav Molotov).
Note: section about Stakhanov is mute, sound track is missing. Section about fire in hotel in America. AH 2001.