• Short Summary

    News in Nutshell - refugees flee from Irun, Spain, cricketers Ashdown and Wensley play the Wittersham team, a storm causes havoc in Lichfield, and Lady Derby opens Preston's maternity hospital.

  • Description

    News in a Nutshell.

    Intertitle - 'Spain' - Various shots of the town of Irun which has been captured by Nationalist forces. Various poignant shots of refugees with their possessions crossing the border to France. M/S of a little girl looking at the camera.

    Intertitle - 'Wittersham' - (Isle of Oxney ?) - M/S of the cricket team sat in rows. M/S of their professional opponents, Ashdown and Wensley. They walk out to play, various shots as Wittersham 11 bat and Wensley and Ashdown field. Various shots of people watching. M/S's as the professionals bat, they manage to win by 33 runs despite there only being the two of them. Various shots of the spectators and the scoreboard.

    Intertitle - 'Staffordshire' - M/S of a car driving down a road in Lichfield. Various shots of damage caused by a freak storm, trees have been blown down and roofs are ripped off farms. M/S of a poultry farm which has been destroyed, farmers hold up dead chickens. L/S of the farm which is missing most of its roof.

    Intertitle - 'Preston' (Lancashire) - L/S of a big crowd of people outside the new maternity hospital in Preston. M/S as a sister gives Lady Derby a bouquet, a nurse brings on a new baby and gives Lord Derby a buttonhole. M/S as Lady Derby presents prizes to nurses while others applaud. M/S as she shakes hands with children, M/S as she unlocks the door of the hospital.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:43:00 / 01:29:12:00

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