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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. 'ENGLAND-FOOTBALL-THE CUP FINAL.' A Royal Marine (RM) band entertains the capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium (Middlesex) before the start of the 1946 Cup Final between Derby County and Charlton Athletic. King George VI is introduced to the Derby County team by captain Jack Nicholas. Panoramic footage shows the capacity crowd in the stands. Charlton Athletic win the (coin) toss and kick-off. Highlights of the match follow. Princess Elizabeth watches the football match from her seat. Derby County Captain Jack Nicholas receives the Football Association (FA) Cup from King George VI (Derby win 4-1).
II. 'LONDON TAKES A HOLIDAY.' Panoramic footage shows large crowds enjoying the attractions of a fair held on Hampstead Heath. Crowds enjoy the Ferris wheel, gondolas, roundabouts, and chairaplane. Film footage take from a Ferris wheel seat shows teeming crowds in the fair ground. Bicycle riders compete in the Five Mile Cycle Trophy race at Herne Hill. Extracts of the race are shown.
III. 'EGYPT.' The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty Conference. British representatives, led by Lord Stansgate, enter the conference room. Sidki Pasha arrives with the Egyptian delegation. Sidki Pasha opens the meeting with an address in French on the theme of Britain and Egypt being "Two equal nations having the same common interests." Sidki Pasha continues by stressing the need for Egypt to be "master in its own house" and the overall need for collective security in the defence of liberty. Lord Stansgate and Sir Ronald Campbell (British Ambassador) converse. Lord Stansgate makes a speech in which he heralds a "new era of stability and harmony in Anglo-Egyptian relations", and announces British intention to "settle the programme of our withdrawal."
Production Details: Ministry of Information, Middle East (Production sponsor)
World Pictorial News (Production company)
Martin, Charles (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
Elizabeth II, Queen (person)
Welsh, Don (person)
Nicholas, Jack (person)
Sidki Pasha, Ismail (person)
Campbell, Ronald (Sir) (person)
Stansgate (Viscount) (person)
Derby County Football Club (regiment/service)
Charlton Athletic Football Club (regiment/service)
Keywords: recreation, British civilian - sport: football (object name)
recreation, British civilian - sport: cycling (object name)
recreation, British civilian - general (object name)
Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, Signing of & 5/1946 (event)
GB, England & London, NW <Wembley Stadium> (geography)
GB, England & London, NW <Hampstead Heath> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: Arabic
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 826 ft; Running time: 9 mins