• Short Summary

    News items covering various subjects, from boxing to Royalty.

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    Title reads: "Newsbriefs".

    01:09:05. M/S group of Belgian workers. They have come to Dover, Kent to help with bomb damage repair work. Various shots of Belgians at work. C/U of workers repairing chimneys.

    01:09:32 Funeral of Baron Emile Ernest de Cartier de Marchienne in London. He was Belgian ambassador to Britain. We see Paul Henri Spaak, president of UNO (United Nations Organisation) in cortege. C/U of wreaths.

    01:10:13 John Wilmott, Minister of Supply, takes a test flight in the new Avro Tudor 1, Britain's first pressurised airliner between Northolt, London and Manchester. Various shots of the Tudor. We see Wilmott inspecting and then boarding plane. L/S of plane going along runway and taking off. Aerial shot looking at wing of plane through porthole. C/U of man in breathing apparatus. M/S of Wilmott siting in plane, looking at papers with his Parliamentary secretary. More aerial shots from porthole of engine and clouds.

    01:11:05 Queen Mary with Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) visiting GEC (General Electric Company) research laboratories in Wembley, London.

    01:11:54 Cossacks give display of horsemanship in France. They do various acrobatic stunts hanging off saddles of galloping horses, including making a human pyramid.

    01:12:47 C/U of boxer Freddie Mills. He is interviewed about the recent fight he lost to Lesnevitch (natural sound). He says it was a good fight and he enjoyed it, although he woke up with a headache. He is now preparing for his next fight with Bruce Woodcock in Brighton.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:05:00 / 01:13:23:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    More footage of the funeral of Baron de Cartier de Marchienne can be seen in clip 2104.11.

    Note that the announcement of the arrival of Paul-Henri Spaak is a little premature - he's announced at 00:49, but isn't fully seen until 00:56 (when he's the man on the left of the picture).

    "John Wilmott" should read John Wilmot, (4 changes required inc tags).

    "Lesnevitch" in text and tags should read Lesnevich, (Gus Lesnevich).

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