• Short Summary

    News from around the world includes Louis Mountbatten in Australia, and 15 year old artist.

  • Description

    Item title reads - World news in review.

    London. L/S as Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) takes the salute at the victory parade of the Army Cadet Force. Good M/S profile of her flanked by high ranking officers. Various shots as the boys, aged 14-18 march past. C/U of her watching. M/S of the boys.

    London. Various shots as the matron and nurses at Great Ormond Street hospital hand out sweets from Australia to the sick children. One baby dribbles at the prospect. Very good C/U's of the children and babies eating the sweets.

    Suffolk. M/S as 15 year old John Constable Reeve leads a cow into the yard. He feeds the chickens and drives a tractor on the farm where he is training. M/S as he pats a horse then sketches it with a donkey, he claims to be a descendant of the artist John Constable. M/S as he paints the river and farmhouse. M/S of a finished picture of the barn which is hung at the Royal Drawing Society's exhibition in London. M/S as he paints in the fields. M/S of his painting of the Sproughton Oak.

    Australia. M/S of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester with Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Edwina. Lord Louis picks up Prince William, the Duke's elder son. The Prime Minister of Australia, J. B. Chifley, shakes Mountbatten's hand. Mountbatten and his wife make speeches saying how happy they are to be back in the country and to have received such a warm welcome.

    America. M/S of a Lockheed aeroplane. C/U of a television camera in the nose of the plane. It takes off and experts line up to operate the moveable and fixed camera. The aeroplane passes over an antenna. C/U of the cameraman in the cockpit. Men on the ground gather to watch the results on a television screen, the images are quite blurred.

    Japan. Aerial view of Ontake volcano in Kyushu Island. Good shots of the lava flowing and the volcano throwing out rocks and smoke. Aerial view of Kagoshima in the valley below.
    Aerial shots of Hilo beach in Hawaii after the tidal wave. Various shots of the devastation including ruined houses and shops.

    America. Various shots of the aircraft rocket called 'Tiny Tim'. Close up shot of rocket being jacked into plane, M/S of rocket's fins. Various shots as the rocket is fired at an island during a demonstration, L/S of the explosion. Slow motion of rocket forced from a stationary plane. Slow motion shots of rocket being fired from moving plane. The camera follows it to the target and shows the resulting explosion.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:31:00 / 01:37:24:00

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