News in brief from around the World.
Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".
Intertitle reads: "Ascot". Circus rehearsals at Ascot, Berkshire. Various shots of acrobats practising their act on horseback. Various shots of performing horses being put through their paces by their trainer. M/S of Coco the clown with a zebra.
Intertitle reads: "Exeter". Bishop of Exeter enthroned, Devon. Rev. Charles Edward Curzon walks in procession down crowd lined streets. Lord Mayor of Exeter gives bishop a civic welcome. Various shots of procession of men in ceremonial robes heading towards Exeter Cathedral.
Intertitle reads: "Crystal Palace". Road racing track at Crystal Palace, London. Inauguration of new motor car racing course. M/S of Sir Henry Buckland, General Manager of (recently burnt out) Crystal Palace giving a speech. M/S of Sir Samuel Hill Wood introducing George Eyston (speed car driver). Sir Samuel, Sir Henry, George and another man jointly lift a shovel to pick up first sod of earth. One of them joke - "no shirking, now!". Various shots motorised earth digger at work.
Intertitle reads: "Italy". Elephants for film work in Italy. Various shots of elephants being unloaded from train wagons and then walking up rural roads. They are to be used in Italian film version of Hanibal's journey across the Alps.
Intertitle reads: "Russia". Russia's new type motor boat (Soviet Union, USSR). Various shots of speed boat being tested on lake. It is able to drive onto land, as well as across water.
Note: section about Grafton Hunt meet at Stowe on separate record. See separate record for section about war scenes near Barcelona. Section about fire proof plane in France is on same record, on end of Spain item. AH 2001.