• Short Summary

    Aftermath of Texas City fire, Princess Catherine of Greece weds, shipwrecks off South Wales.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wide Wide World".

    Texas City, United States of America (USA). Aftermath of a terrible fire in an oil refinery.

    LS the bright orb of the sun glimpsed through a dense, swirling smoke. LS Twisted ghostly silhouettes seen indistinctly through the smoke, rising from the still smouldering embers. LS a memorial / funeral service is held against a column of smoke rising in background. CU Wreath. CU Good close up studies of stricken people at the memorial service. They seem numbed and stricken with shock of the disaster. Tears are visible on some faces. LS Memorial service, a column of smoke rises in the background.

    Athens, Greece. Princess Catherine of Greece weds British Major Richard Brandram.

    MS the Princess rushes forward to greet the Major as he alights from a plane at Athens aerodrome. CU they walk away arm in arm. MS. a wedding group, after the wedding. King Paul, the bride's brother, stands at the right of back row, wearing a monocle. CU the bridal couple. Posed seated picture.

    Intertitle reads: "Warspite aground as 48 die in South Wales Shipwreck".

    LS the sea as an aeroplane flies over. One wing of the plane in the picture. LS Battleship HMS Warspite lying aground in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Pan of the ship. CU Back view of the pilot of the plane at the controls, showing control panel. LS the SS Samtampa lying aground, wrecked on the rocks near Porthcawl. MS closer view of the wreck. LS the Mumbles lifeboat seen as a speck overturned on the rocks. This boat was wrecked as it went to the rescue of the Samtampa.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:03:17:00

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