International news including Greta Garbo, Henry Wallace's resignation and Nuremberg Trials.
Title reads: "Your World in 9 minutes".
Various news stories in brief.
Commandos stage a raid on the beach at Weymouth, Dorset to raise money for Commando Benevolent Fund. Various M/Ss of assault boats loaded with commandos racing towards the beach, dummy shells explode around them. Various shots of commandos wading through the water to the beach. C/U of commandos demonstrating unarmed combat to spectators on the front at Weymouth. C/U of a commando, his face blackened, collecting the funds for the fund. L/S of Weymouth sea front.
Intertitle: "Nottingham". Nottingham Flying Club air display at Tollerton Aerodrome, Nottinghamshire. L/S of an Auster army scout plane taking off and in flight. L/S of an Anson twin engined plane flying over the aerodrome. C/U of a small boy eats a sandwich. Various shots of a jet powered Lancaster 4 engined plane flying low over the aerodrome towards the camera. M/S of a jet propelled Vampire taking off. Various shots of the twin fuselage Vampire flying low over the heads of spectators watching the display. Various shots of the crowds watching the display.
Intertitle: "Disasters - Catford". London. One man killed and 17 injured. Various shots of the wrecked coaches sprawling at all angles down the railway embankment. C/U pan of a wrecked coach laying upside down on the embankment.
Intertitle: "Goodwins". Aerial shots of the 7000 ton American ship "Helena Modjeska" lying broken in half on the treacherous Goodwin sands, off Kent coast.
Intertitle: "Midlands". Torrential rain causes large floods in the Manchester area. Flooded streets and swollen rivers in Manchester. People removing their belongings from flooded houses. C/U of housewives bailing water from houses. Panning shot of the flooded streets.
Intertitle: "Sweden". Greta Garbo, famous film star, returns to her native Sweden for a holiday. C/U of actress seated in an armchair in the lounge of a ship. She flinches from camera bulbs flashing and covers her face with her hands. She poses for the camera. On the deck of the ship walks past camera hiding her face by wearing a large brimmed jockey hat. Good stuff for showing Garbo the recluse!
Intertitle: "Palestine". Sir Alan Cunningham, High Commissioner for Palestine, hands out prizes to Palestinians at a Local Agricultural Exhibition. M/S of Alan Cunningham dressed in grey lounge suit and trilby hat, arriving by car at the Palestinian town of Neblus. C/U of Palestinians watch Cunningham arrive. M/S of Cunningham handing the prizes to winners, they shakes hands with them, they salute him. C/U of Sir Alan, hatless, seated in a chair in the sunlight.
Intertitle: "London". We see comedian George Robey with his wife looking at some of his birthday cards and telegrams. John Parsons interviews Robey and congratulates him on his 78th birthday. C/U of Robey dressed in his famous stage make up, complete with bushy eyebrows. Robey tells Parsons how he became titled "Prime Minister of Mirth". Robey does some of his characteristic stage mannerisms for the camera. Interview ends as Robey whispers dirty joke into Parson's ear.
Intertitle: "USA". Washington DC, United States of America. M/S of Henry Wallace, American Secretary of Commerce, running up steps pursued by news reporters. C/U of Wallace. He reads out his own letter of resignation and then signs it before the cameras. Wallace resigned having criticised Britain and suggested more peaceful relations with USSR.
Intertitle: "Stop Press". Nuremberg, Germany. The Nuremberg security check tightens as the trial nears its completion. Various shots of white helmeted American Military Policemen checking passes of German civilians at the gates of the courthouse. M/S Sir Norman Birkett, British criminal lawyer and one of the presiding judges, arriving at the courthouse. Birkett poses for the camera at the entrance of the courthouse. M/S Lord Justice Lawrence, the chief judge at the trial, arriving at the courthouse. He shows his pass to an American Military Policeman at the gates. C/U Lord Justice Lawrence posing for the camera at the entrance to the courthouse.