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Summary: An edition of the British official newsreel "World Pictorial News", produced by the Ministry of Information, Middle East.
Description: I. 'NEWS FROM ENGLAND.' Cattle are paraded for the benefit of prospective buyers at Perth Auction Market in Scotland. Bulls are groomed prior to being put on display. Interior footage shows a cattle auction in progress. Views of prize-winning bulls follow. Children play in the snow on Hampstead Heath in London. A woman skier takes a tumble. Children build snowmen and throw snowballs, others negotiate snow-covered slopes on wooden sleds. British soldiers push over M4 Sherman tank and soft-skin lifesize inflatable decoys. The commentary outlines the important uses of decoys in confusing the enemy and drawing enemy fire. Two soldiers carry a deflated Sherman decoy in a canvas bag, later inflating it by electric blower. The soldiers climb underneath the decoy and lifting it, move away at walking pace (the decoy looking as if it is moving off under its own power).
II. 'SHANGHAI CARNIVAL.' Panoramic footage shows Shanghai street scenes and river traffic. Street dancers perform during Chinese New Year festivities. Interior temple scenes are shown. Large crowds watch the annual rickshaw race through the streets of Shanghai.
III. 'NEWS FROM AUSTRALIA.' A newly-built Peninsula Landliner coach is displayed for the benefit of waiting camera men. A company representative points out the innovative design features (kitchenette, refrigerator) of the coach which is destined to operate on an inter-state route. The coach starts its two Ford Mercury engines and demonstrates its impressively small turning circle for a vehicle of its size (bogey traction system). Elsewhere 12-feet yachts sail in Sydney Harbour. Extended footage shows 12-footers racing. Close up footage shows 12-foot yacht "Rip Tide" and its four man crew.