• Short Summary

    Round down of all the year's major political, social and sporting events.

  • Description

    Review of the Year 1936.

    01:49:07 Aintree racecourse, Merseyside. Various shots of winning horse,'Reynoldstown' coming first in Grand National.

    01:49:24 River Thames, London. Various shots of Cambridge University rowing crew winning Annual Boat Race. Oxford University lose by 5 lengths.

    01:49:45 Social weddings. St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Various shots marriage of Ruth Primrose, granddaughter of Earl and Countess of Derby to Viscount Halifax. York Minster, Yorkshire. Various shots of marriage of Lord Halifax's daughter to Earl of Feversham.

    01:50:12 River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Various shots of new ocean liner, 'Queen Mary', on her first trip from the ship builders' yard where she was built.

    01:50:30 Devon. Various shots of Finnish windjammer (tall ship) 'Herzogin Cecilie' stranded on rocks off Devon coast.

    01:50:43 Lansdowne Road, Dublin, Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland). Various shots of international rugby match between England and Ireland.

    01:51:02 Aerial shots of flooded landscape. Probably in France.

    01:51:16 Military parade in Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland). Various shots Irish troops marching passed Irish politician.

    01:51:28 Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland). Various shots of counterfoil tickets being drawn in Irish Grand National Sweepstake.

    01:51:42 Men's tennis. Looks like Davis Cup, held in Dublin (Eire, Southern Ireland).

    01:51:55 More shots of carnival procession for Irish Sweepstake.

    01:52:12 Various shots of horse racing - possibly at the Derby.

    01:52:23 Various shots of troops on motorcycles and of officers. Probably Italian Army in Abyssinia (aka Ethiopia).

    01:52:39 More shots of tennis, Davis Cup?

    01:52:56 Various shots of ship, 'Queen Mary', arriving in New York, United States of America (USA).

    01:53:11 More shots tennis. Fred Perry at Wimbledon tournament, London? Women players also seen in action.

    01:53:28 California, United States of America (USA). Various shots of San Francisco Oakland Bay bridge (Golden Gate Bridge) under construction.

    01:53:45 Bourneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. Various night shots of motor car speed record attempt on desert by Captain George Eyston.

    01:53:58 More shots of ocean liner, the 'Queen Mary'.

    01:54:08 Various shots of Royal ceremony - the Royal ensign flag is raised and a fanfare blown. A man in ceremonial robes reads from scroll. May be proclamation of King Edward VIII as the new King. Some shots Trooping the Colour?

    01:54:40 Vimy Ridge, France. Various shots of King Edward VIII unveiling memorial to Canadian Soldiers killed in World War One.

    01:54:58 Various shots of King Edward VIII at Royal Garden Party, probably in ground of Buckingham Palace, London.

    01:55:12 Berlin, Germany. Olympic Games 1936. Speed walking marathon runner is seen entering Olympic Stadium. Various shot athlete winning race and being awarded gold medal. Athlete unknown - male, possible British.

    01:55:38 Various shots of Anglo-Egyptian Agreement being signed in London.

    01:55:48 Spain - Spanish Civil War. Various shots of burning and bombed out buildings. Various shots of refugees walking along roads and in railway stations, trying to cross into France.

    01:56:11 C/U of man giving speech to stadium full of people. Doves are released from top of tower. L/S of war memorial next to river. Location and events unidentified.

    01:56:19 M/S of aviator, Amy Johnson, getting out of her aeroplane. C/U of Amy, she has a bandage over one eye.

    01:56:28 Women's golf tournament. C/U of winner with trophy.

    01:56:40 More shots of female aviator arriving in Australia - probably Amy Johnson again.

    01:56:52 Night shots of crowds in United States of America (USA). Events unknown. Possibly new year celebrations in New York's Time Square?

    01:57:11 London. Various shots of Crystal Palace before and during devastating fire.

    01:57:34 End titles: "1937, Pathe Gazette with the management of this theatre, wish their patrons a happy and prosperous new year".

    Note: item is mute from 01:50:43.

    Note: item looks like unedited cuts / out takes, not in any chronological order.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:07:00 / 01:57:50:00

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