• Short Summary

    News in brief from around the World.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News in a nutshell".

    Intertitle reads: "West Ham, London".

    Charity football match between journalists and boxers at Upton Park. C/U of Gracie Fields, singer, shaking hands with a team captain. She wears a football kit. Various shots of match (boxers are in white). C/U of boxer signing autographs for kids. M/S of boxer, Don MacCorkindale (sp.?), sitting on ground laughing. Mrs. Len Harvey kicks off second half. More shots of match - ends with goal draw 6-6. Large crowd watches from terraces.

    Intertitle reads: "Germany".

    Hanover International Island Reed Motorcycle Races. Various shots of motorcyclists with sidecars racing around track. Various shots of sections of massive crowd watching and cheering. Various shots of motorcycle race. It is won by A. E. Mellors of Great Britain.

    Intertitle reads: "Brussels".

    Panning shot site of Belgian Trade Fair. Car pulls up and out steps King Leopold of Belgium (aka Crown Prince Leopold), making his first public appearance since death of Queen Astrid. Various shots of King and dignitaries walking around fair. King wears military uniform with black arm band, he is there to officially open the fair.

    Intertitle reads: "France".

    New type baby motor car. M/S of crowd of men inspecting row of parked cars. Cars are very small. Various shots of small car's engine. Various shots of small car being test driven.

    Intertitle reads: "Paris".

    Novelty vehicles. Various shots of people cycling around track on silly bicycles - some are ridiculously small, others have enormous wheels, one is powered by person jumping, another by making swimming movements. Also shown are a motorised wheel barrow and a pram (containing woman dressed as baby!).

    Intertitle reads: "Southampton".

    Gracie Fields launches paddle steamer named after her. It will be ferry from Hampshire coast to Isle of Wight. Grace waves at cheering crowds at she goes up gangplank. Men remove large logs propping up new boat on slipway. Gracie makes a speech, she jokes "Gracie Fields - goes to sea!". She pulls a lever and bottle of champagne is smashed against the boat. We see boat slide down slip way into Solent. Crowd give three cheers for Gracie.

    Intertitle reads: "Naples".

    Various aerial shots of Naples' bay, Italy. Various L/Ss of Mount Vesuvius erupting. Various shots of slow moving lava flows from volcano.

    Intertitle: "Near Ellesmere, Salop".

    Railway bridge demolition in Shropshire. Various shots of men planted explosives and dynamite on ancient arched bridge over tracks. M/S of man pressing detonator. L/S of bridge exploding. M/S of men inspecting the rubble.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:40:00 / 01:27:51:00

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