PARIS STEEPLECHASE High society ladies and gents gather for the annual President's Cup steeplechase in Paris, France. The race is filled with plenty of thrills and spills before Vandaval pulls ahead to come in first place.
NYC ROCKETTES SET SAIL FOR FRANCE Rockettes from Radio City Music Hall in New York City set sail for France and an International Dance Festival where 46 of the best dancers will perform at the Paris Exposition.
U.S. TAKES INTERNATIONAL TRACK HONORS In Paris, France 25 competing nations march out onto the field for a truly International university field and track meet. Ben Johnson of Columbia captures the 100-meter while George Varoff takes the pole-vault upholding American collegiate prestige.
FRENCH TRAIN DERAILED In Villeneuve-St. George, France wooden train coaches jammed with vacationers leaving Paris are splintered like matchwood after an open switch hurls the train from the rails. Workers begin the long job of clearing the tracks after the dead and injured have ben removed.
FUNERAL FOR EXPLOSION VICTIMS National figures pay their sad respects to the fifty-one victims of an explosion which wrecked a munitions factory near Marseille, France. President Lebrun includes the workers' families in expressions of sorrow for the dead.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:44:00, No Audio
NEWS SHIPS LAUNCHED IN ENGLAND & FRANCE 1934 sees the launch of several new ships. Great Britain’s latest candidate for the America’s Cup “Endeavour” is launched in Gosport, England while a new torpedo cruiser in Dunkerque, France is christened and launched on its new career.
KING ALEXANDER I ASSASSINATED The shocking assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia is caught on tape becoming one of the most historic newsreels in existence. French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou is also shot and killed when a policeman fires at the gunman who does not survive the infuriated crowd.
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