• Short Summary

    Pope gives New Year blessing, a pit is sunk in Scotland and pilgrims return to Egypt.

  • Description

    Title reads: "World At Your Elbow".

    The Pope's new year blessing. Rome, Italy.

    LS the crowd assembled in St. Peter's Square, Rome. LS Pope Pius celebrating mass before the Basilica. MS The crowd assembled in St Peters Sq. CU a man kneeling in prayer. LS the crowd. MS the Pope addressing the crowd, from a balcony. LS The enthusiastic crowd acclaiming Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Pacelli). MS The Pope gives a blessing. LS St Peters Cathedral with square in front, full of people.

    Start of the last coal mine to be sunk under private enterprise in Fyfe, Scotland.

    MS The Union Jack flying over the plot where the pit will be sunk. MS Mr Carlow (sp?) chairman of the Fyfe Coal Company digs the first sod of the new pit with a silver spade. CU Mr Carlow. MS Left to right, Colonel Baxter, the Earl of Elgin, Joseph Westwood and Mr Carlow standing by flag. CU of Westwood, Secretary of State for Scotland. (The Pit will be finished after nationalisation)

    Pilgrims return from Mecca to Egypt after the Hajj / Hadj.

    MS The ship entering Suez harbour. MS The pilgrims wave from the sides of the ship to friends on the quay. VS of pilgrims coming down from ship. Stick dancers dancing a welcome. MS. & CU The Holy Carpet also returned from Mecca is paraded before prominent personalities preceded by marching troops. CU An Arab flutist passes by on his camel. MS Members of the Egyptian cabinet watching including the new Egyptian Prime Minister Nokrashi Pasha.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:56:00 / 01:21:23:00

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