News stories from around the world, in brief.
Full title reads: "News in a Nutshell".
Intertitle reads: "London".
Panning shot follows convoy of Royal horse drawn carriages as they go up the Mall, past the Victoria memorial and through the gates of Buckingham Palace. A large crowd watches from pavement. The carriages are followed by horse guards. Various shots of crowd, including Asian man in turban. Various shots of dignitaries in all kinds of ceremonial military uniforms walking through Palace gates. Carriages contains King Edward III (later Duke of Windsor, formerly Prince of Wales), on third levee.
Intertitle reads: "Gosport".
M/S of glamorous woman holding bouquet talking man in sea captain's uniform. M/S of dockers standing beneath hull of large yacht, knocking away blocks holding it on slipway. Boat is "The Endeavour II" being launched at Gosport, Hampshire. The woman smashes bottle of champagne on hull and we see yacht slide into water. Crowds on shore and yacht cheer. Various shots of crew of Endeavour II pulling up anchor. L/S crowds on quay. L/S of battleship sailing out to sea. Endeavour II will compete in Americas' Cup.
Intertitle reads: "Hendon".
Panning L/S of biplanes taking off from Hendon airfield, Greater London. Various shots of aeroplanes swooping over airfield in formation. They are RAF (Royal Air Force) aeroplanes practising for air show.
Intertitle reads: "Dartmoor".
M/S of pack of beagles sniffing about on riverbank in Dartmoor, Devon. M/S of group of country types in tweed, leaning on sticks watching the dogs - part of an otter hunting party. Various shots of dogs wading through shallow water of stream / river. They sniff in foliage around bank, looking for otters.
Note: sound track missing for all stories, track and neg. missing for item about Niagara Falls. AH 2001.