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Travelogue: Records the travels, through Europe, of a group which leaves by ship from Montreal, Quebec, to attend the 22nd Convention of Rotary International in Vienna, Austria. Includes scenes of: the group's departure from Montreal aboard the S.S. Duchess of York and activities aboard ship; the ports of Cherbourg, France and Antwerp, Belgium; Brussels, Belgium; Vienna and rural Austria; rural Switzerland and France; Paris, as seen from the Eiffel Tower; the trenches and cemetary at Vimy Ridge; Canterbury Cathedral; and the changing of the guard at St. James Palace in London. Intertitles are used to explain different scenes.

Bird Films Limited

Canada Carries On! Squadron 992

Newsreel: A 2 part newsreel that follows the activities of Balloon Squadron 992 as it positions its balloons to guard the Firth River Bridge, near North Queensferry, Scotland, against German air strikes. These precautions are taken after a German air strike which took place on Monday, October 16, 1939, the first air strike of the war. The film shows the work of the men who handle the defensive weapon, how they maneuver the balloons and how mobile units are quickly moved to sites to defend against low flying airplanes. Includes air battle scenes as British Supermarine Spitfires clash with German Heinkel 111 bombers. Also describes Canada efforts, through the British Commonweath Air Training Programme, to train pilots to help Britain fight off the threat of invasion from Germany. Also included is a 2 minute item entitled BRITAIN FACES INVASION THREAT. Describes Britain's readness to fight off a German invasion and emphasizes the importance to Canadaians of purchasing war savings certificates.

National Film Board of Canada


Travelogue: Includes scenes from different areas of Scotland including Alloway, Ayrshire, birthplace of Robert Burns; Abbotsfords, Sir Walter Scott's home; Dryboro Abby, Sir Walter Scott's burial place; the city of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland with shots of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Holyrood Abby and John Knox's home; Dunfermline, Andrew Carnegie's birthplace; St Andrew's golf course; the highlands of Braemar. Also included are scenes of highland dancers. CAUTION - EXTREME SHRINKAGE - DO NOT PROJECT!!

Castle Films, 1924-1984

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