SOUTH SHIELDS YEMENI RACE RIOTS - 1930 In South Shields, England race riots break out over working practices that discriminate against the large Yemini population in the town. Riot police try to halt the civil disturbance with guns and tear gas.
SWIMMING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL - 1930S A swimmer cuts through the water of the English Channel hoping to beat earlier records and followed by supporters in row boats. The group is dwarfed and quickly passed by a cruise ship.
THE FLEET'S LIT UP & SO IS MR. WOODRUFFE - 1957 NAVAL REVIEW Montage of the May 20, 1937 Royal Navy Fleet Review, a British tradition in which the King reviews the massed Royal Navy. The entire fleet gathers together and attendees party into the night enjoying spectacular fireworks. And as the Naval broadcaster Thomas Woodruffe so famously put it, "The fleet's lit up." The Woodruffe Incident as it is often called was a source of much amusement after Mr. Woodruffe had one too many drinks, made his famous quote and was so incoherent during his broadcast that he was taken off air after a few minutes and suspended for a week.
Date: May 20, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
BOXING GREATS TOMMY FARR & JOE LOUIS Welsh boxer Tommy Farr practices his punches. Joe Louis who earned the nickname The Brown Bomber fights an opponent in the ring and warms up before fans by effortlessly jumping rope.
LEN HARVEY, JACK PETERSON & PRIMO CARNERA - HEAVYWEIGHT GREATS British boxing great Len Harvey shows his incredible strenght by laying on his head and shoulders with his feet in the air cycling. Another British heavyweight Jack Peterson accepts yet another belt to go along with the titles he has won. Italian boxer Primo Carnera affectionately called the Ambling Alp easily dwarfs the men giving him a physical examination.
CRICKET BATSMAN WALLY HAMMOND English cricket player Wally Hammond up as batsman makes several hits then smiles for the camera. Hammond is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket.
MICK THE MILLER - ENGLISH GREYHOUND LEGEND Greyhounds leap out of the gate as fans cheer at a race. Cut to Mick The Miller, a regal greyhound who helped popularize the sport in England. Mick The Miller poses with his many trophies as his owner Mrs. Arundel H. Kempton strokes the dog and brags about his many accomplishments.
ENGLISH FOOTBALL PLAYER DIXIE DEAN IS AWARDED THE FA CUP English football (soccer) Dixie Dean and his team mates ride on a carriage as throngs of fans wave to them. Dean then receives the FA Cup at a celebration in his honor. He is considered to be the most prolific goal-scorer in English football history.
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