A Running Commentary on the Final of the King's Prize by C'apt. E. H. ROBINSON Relayed from the 1,000 Yards Range. Bisley Camp
THE King's Prize at Bisley is. quite strictly speaking. the ' blue riband ' of the world of marksmanship. It is to rifle-shooting what the Wimbledon Singles Championship is to lawn tennis ; what the Diamonds is to sculling: what the American Cup is to yacht-racing. Bisley brings together marksmen— picked marksmen-from all over the world, and the cream of them compete in the battle royal for the King's Prize. Its winner, one'may be certain, has attained the highest possible excellence of marksmanship. This afternoon the final of the King's Prize will be contested at Bisley. and the first news of the result, with an account of all the preceding events, will be broadcast by Captain E. H. Robinson , late R.A.F., who himself won the King's Prize in 1923.
by the Late GEORGE and WEEDON
Read by GEORGE GROSSMITH
BEGIN THE YEAR WITH AN
AT THE OFFICE
I MAKE TWO GOOD JOKES LUPIN SPECULATES SUCCESSFULLY AND STARTS A PONY
LUPIN INTRODUCES US TO
MR. MURRAY POSH
WE LOSE MONEY OVER LUPIN'S ADVICE AS TO INVESTMENTS,
SO DOES CUMMINGS
MARRIAGE OF DAISY MUTLAR
AND MURRAY POSH
THE DREAM OF MY LIFE
Directed by ALFRED BONDT
ALTHOUGH Johann Strauss , the younger gave names to most of his dance tunes, very few of them really mean anything, and this is no more descriptive of a night in Venice than of a night anywhere else.
The eldest son of Johann Strauss the elder, he succeeded his father in 1863 as music master of the Court Balls in Vienna. At that time he had already a great reputation as a bandmaster and as composer of light and sparkling music, some of which is clearly destined to take its place among the immortal master-pieces of all time.
The elder Johann was anxious that none of his sons should follow a musical career, and the younger Johann began life as a banker. But, like two of his brothers, who were also destined for other professions, he found the call of music too strong and made it abundantly clear that he had inherited a very large share of the family gifts.
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