• Short Summary

    Roundup of the latest world's news.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "NEWS SPOTLIGHT".

    First Meeting of Allied War Crimes Commission at Law Courts.
    London. Brief shot of the Law Courts in London. Allied War Crimes Commission seated at the bench. Several shots of Lord Wright, Chairman of A.W.C.C. More shots of the members of the commission.

    Mussolini's Body.
    Milan, Italy. Scenes after death of Benito Mussolini in Milan. Crowd gathered around pile of dead bodies, Mussolini's body and body of his mistress Clara Petacci are among them. Body being kicked and spat on and then strung up in a garage, together with that of his mistress Clara Petacci.

    Quisling on Trial.
    Oslo, Norway. Various shots of Norwegian traitor Vidkun Quisling seated in court.

    Haw-Haw Joyce and Wife Captive.
    Germany. Mrs Joyce, wife of a traitor William Joyce, standing beside car being photographed. William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) being lifted from army ambulance. They were caught in Flensburg and are moved to British Military Hospital near Luneberg. Joyce on a stretcher - he was shot through buttocks during arrest.

    Midget Subs and Human Torpedoes.
    Near Copenhagen, Denmark. Various shots of captured German one-man submarines with double torpedo tubes.

    Fire bombs used on Tokyo.
    Unknown. Close shot of the American fire bomb attached to undercarriage of a bomber plane. Various shots of fighter planes flying in and dropping fire bombs - long trails of flame and huge clouds of smoke are seen. These bombs are used for air raids on Tokyo.

    Pacific Naval Battle.
    Okinawa, Pacific. Sky filled with shell bursts from heavy antiaircraft barrage. Bombs and machine gun bullets bursting into sea. Japanese plane blazing as it falls to the sea. Aircraft landing on carrier. Fighter plane misses deck and lands in the sea. Close up shot of plane and crew floating on the sea. Plane bounces off deck and crashes into superstructure. Several shots of the plane burning on deck.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:32:00 / 01:53:31:00

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