• Short Summary

    Newsbriefs include King and Queen meeting U.S. 8th army corps, and baptism in river Jordan.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Newsbriefs.

    Various locations.

    Various shots as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) get out of a car and meet Major General James Doolittle of the U.S. 8th Army Air Corps, and other officers. They walk along and meet ground personnel and aircraft crews, various shots as they chat. They return to the car and drive away.

    M/S pan up bows of the U.S.S. "Missouri", the workers wave madly. M/S as daughter of the Senator of Missouri smashes the champagne bottle onto the bow and the ship slides away.

    C/U of soldier holding the Piat antitank projector. Soldiers demonstrate it for cameramen, various shots as the bombs are fired and tank explodes.

    Various shots of men from H.M.C.S. (His Majesty's Canadian Ship) Cornwallis getting fit for active service. They jump over bars and vaulting horses, do forward rolls and mass P.T. exercises. L/S as they all run in for dinner.

    Various shots as the Greek Patriarch carries out a baptismal service for Greek army personnel on the banks of the River Jordan in Syria. They sail out in a boat and the five men are baptised in the river.

    Various shots as men and women walk their dogs in a show at New South Wales, Australia. M/S litter of spaniel puppies, C/U black fox terrier. M/S Dachshund sat with bulldog. M/S of dog (Pekinese ?) wearing a dress and bonnet, with its front paws on a pram, there is a puppy inside also dressed up.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:06:00 / 01:04:29:00

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