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Visiting England

Film | Accession Number: 2013.517 | RG Number: RG-60.1480 | Film ID: 2998

REEL 1 (personally shot or purchased?) LS of a moving train from different angles. Train tracks. Train passes a station. Sheep graze on a hill and run. Sign for "Malvern Theatre / George Arliss / The Iron Duke..." (a 1934 British film) on a brick building. [Malvern Hills is in the West Midlands of England] 01:05:45 Airplane stunts. Aerial shots of the city and countryside. Man stands on the wing of the plane, and jumps off, ejecting a parachute and falling through the air. 01:07:58 Waterfall pouring into a river, rapids. 01:08:27 Slate, "Craven Hunt. Point-to-Point." Men on horseback race and jump. Crowd watches the horserace. 01:08:55 Trains pull into station, seen from different angles. In town, lanterns/jugs hang from lines, bridge (over canal?). Man and dog in a garden with a brick wall. Same man walks across a bridge. Man pushes a wheelbarrow through a village street. Small British flags hang between homes. A dog stands on top of the full cart, it barks. Soldiers on horseback pulling wagons through a street.

01:10:19 At the zoo, a bear in a cage. Cheetah walks back and forth behind the iron bars of its cage. Tiger, penguins, flamingoes, polar bear. Intertitle: "George." Cat looks into the camera. Dog and cat pose. Cat runs toward camera. Intertitle: "George & Jimmy's Kitten." Kitten moves toward camera. Two cats and the kitten. Dog swims. Intertitle: "Whiskey." A chain is dangled in front of a black cat, and the cat plays with it. Dogs run outdoors. A woman sits in the BG encouraging them. Sign: "Broncho." A bigger dog plays with the other dogs. CU, dog barking and panting. 01:13:10 Tennis match between two men. Crowd watches from bleachers and chairs. The ball goes back and forth. Women play tennis. Athletes play, including 1934 Wimbledon champion Fred Perry.

Event Date
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Paul Gidaly
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