• Short Summary

    News in a Nutshell - new oil tanker being launched, new apple store being opened, and the sad death of pilot Tom Campbell-Black in an air crash.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Glasgow' (Scotland) - M/S of a man handing Lady McClintock (?) a bottle of champagne which she will use to launch the new oil tanker "British Power". However it starts to move and she has to swing the bottle quickly to hit it. M/S as it sails down into the river Clyde. M/S as she lays the first keel plate for the next ship, it is swung across on a crane. Various shots as men start work on it.

    Intertitle - 'Cockayne Hatley' (Bedfordshire) - L/S of people standing on a platform in front of a large building, crowds watch them. M/S as the Duchess of Montrose opens the building which is Bedford's latest apple store, and goes inside. The big doors are opened, various shots of the interior and storage space. Various shots as they inspect the orchards. M/S of the apples on the trees. M/S of people picking them and putting them in big baskets. M/S of the visitors holding smaller baskets of apples. M/S of a policeman standing by in case anyone pinches any. Good M/S of two little boys eating apples under a sign which says 'Please do not touch the apples'.

    Intertitle - 'Liverpool' (Merseyside) - M/S library footage of pilot Tom Campbell-Black stood with his wife Florence Desmond in front of his aeroplane. The narrator explains he was killed when his aeroplane crashed into another on takeoff. M/S of footage of the christening of his aeroplane the day before he died. He shakes hands with the man who has christened it. M/S of people watching the aeroplane taxi and fly.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:09:00 / 02:00:04:00

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