• Short Summary

    Preparation for nuclear attack, three wheeled car, barrel lifting contest, and David Ben Gurion.

  • Description

    Item title reads - News in Flashes.

    Royal Observer Corps show how they will cope with nuclear attack. Kent. L/S men of the R.O.C. entering new underground headquarters. Aerial shot showing plotters seated round map. One of the plotters moves marker on map table. M/S two of the plotters, pan to another man wearing earphones and microphone. C/U notice on door reading 'Decontamination Room'. M/S girl walking into room to be checked for radio activity. C/U Geiger counter. L/S personnel seated round plotting table. L/S message being passed from plotters to officers in charge by means of string being pulled from ground floor to gantry. Top shot, plotters seated round map table.

    Intertitle - 'U.S.A.' Car with only three wheels is kept on even keel by combined body and frame construction. M/S man getting in car, C/U as he presses button on dashboard. Various shots of the car driving along showing it only has three wheels. M/S as it drives past traffic policeman. C/U as his whistle drops out of his mouth at the sight and he laughs. Various shots of car driving down road.

    Intertitle - 'Munich' (Germany). Barrel lifting contest. M/S one of the contestants lifting barrel. M/S as another gets it to his chest and pushes up, but his left arm gives way and two men catch the barrel as it falls. Various shots of other contestants lifting the barrel. C/U eventual winner Willi Heinz, he gets the barrel to his chest and presses up, holds it and puts it down. M/S Willi drinking with the other contestants afterwards.

    Intertitle - 'Holland'. David Ben Gurion says nazi Adolf Eichmann will be brought to trial. C/U David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, he walks past camera. L/S royal palace of Soestdijk. Various shots of Gurion on balcony with Queen Juliana and other guest. L/S exterior of The Hague. M/S of Gurion speaking inside to press. C/U of him speaking into microphone.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:36:00 / 01:29:43:00

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