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  • Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - archery practice in Oxford, tugboat racing in Germany, and item showing spot where attempted assassination of King Edward VIII took place.

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    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Oxford' (Oxfordshire). L/S of men lined up with bows and arrows shooting at targets. They are in the grounds of Worcester College. M/S of the targets with arrows sticking out. Various shots as they fire then walk over to see their handiwork, they write the scores down. M/S of ladies practising their archery skills. M/S of one lady firing, they walk across to the targets.

    Intertitle - 'Germany.' M/S of men on a tug boat on the river Elbe, L/S of others racing across the river. Several of them are flying swastikas. M/S of the boats in the choppy water. M/S of men stood on one boat. M/S of the water as it is churned up. Various shots of the boats racing and people watching.

    Intertitle - 'Special.' Regarding attempted assassination of King Edward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor). M/S of cars driving up Constitution Hill in London where it happened. C/U of eye witness William Thomas. C/U of a sign saying 'Westbourne Terrace W.2.' M/S of railings outside a house where the suspect George Andrew McMahon lives, two men stop and look down towards the basement. M/S of Bow Street police court. M/S as a line of policemen walk under an archway from the building.

    Note: The soundtrack to this edition is missing. The story 'Anti Gas Car' is 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:
    01:46:52:00 / 01:49:04:00

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