• Short Summary

    World news - Frank Sinatra in London, floods in Italy, and President Truman on holiday.

  • Description

    Item title reads - World news.

    London Airport. M/S aeroplane taxiing to a halt, C/U of its name "Star of Edinburgh". M/S as film and singing star Frank Sinatra descends the steps with his new film star wife Ava Gardner. Good C/U of them smiling at the bottom of the steps. He has come to perform at the Midnight Matinee. L/S crowds gathered at Coliseum for the show, they file through the doors. M/S of a group of sailors entering. L/S as Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) take their seats in the royal box.

    Intertitle - 'Italy'. M/S flooded archways. M/S of a flooded railway station, C/U of point lever sticking out of the water. M/S of three landing craft getting underway. C/U of officer onboard. M/S of people waving to stranded landing craft as it nears. C/U calf laying down and looking mournful. M/S as a pony is taken onboard. M/S calf being taken onto the landing craft. M/S of livestock on the raft. M/S looking towards livestock on raft as they near higher ground. M/S of a cow being pulled ashore. Various shots of calves.

    Intertitle - 'America' (Key West, Florida). M/S of American President Harry Truman wearing sports clothes and seated at desk. An official enters with large case of papers which he puts on Truman's desk. M/S of Truman looking through the papers. M/S as he dictates to his secretary, camera pans across to the male secretary typing.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:46:00 / 01:13:28:00

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