French Village In Greece 1962

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Corfu, Greece.

    Great L/S of a line of boats moving through blue Mediterranean water with a line of water skiers following. A boat filled with people is seen in the background. This looks like a water skiing show watched from the boat rather then from the shore. In fact, this is welcoming show for the holiday makers coming to the island of Corfu, one of the most beautiful Greek islands, placed between Greece and Italy.

    As the boat with the new tourists approaches the island, audience sees the crowd on the quay dressed in sarongs with flowers around their necks, waving - typical South Pacific (Hawaiian) welcome. The funny thing is that the welcome is organised by the fellow tourists, not the Greek population of the island. Women are greeted with a kiss from men and men are greeted with a kiss from women - a good laugh. A short haired blonde girl does not kiss all the men but just the young attractive ones (it seems).

    A couple is seen walking through the tourist village holding hands. People sleep in Polynesian type straw huts "ideal for the warm nights". There are several shots of the huts. People are seen using beads to pay for drinks so they do not have to carry money to the beach. Succession of shots of people sunbathing, most are good looking girls (what else?!). Girls are seen taking showers, running into the water, splashing, sunbathing... Sand beaches look fantastic. Polynesian style huts agree with the olive trees, sand and perfectly clear blue water - nature seems to be in harmony with tourists (at least it seems on this occasion). And, as all good thing come to an end, L/S of the plane taking off and flying back to reality.

    Note: Tourists featured in this film are said to be French Venetians and British. It is possible that the village featured in film was occupied by French tourists, hence the name of the film. If not, it is a puzzle.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3007
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    173.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:47:00 / 01:52:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 366
    Sort Number:
    CP 366
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration
    WorkSpaces
    Corfu travelogues World Holidays Greece MuCEM - Tourisme Mediterranee
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
England V Germany

England V Germany

German tourists descend on London for the football match between their country and England. England goes on to win by 3 goals to nil.

Geraldo's Gauchos Tango Orchestra

Geraldo's Gauchos Tango Orchestra

The famous band leader Geraldo and his band perform.

The King Accompanied By The Queen

The King Accompanied By The Queen

King George V and Queen Mary open a new children's hospital in Kensington.

World's Winter Playground

World's Winter Playground

Footage of snow sports in Murren Switzerland and Chamonix France.

London Aka Winston Churchill Civic

London Aka Winston Churchill Civic

Footage of Winston Churchill giving a speech calling for the need for national service, London.

It's In The Air

It's In The Air

Bombers of Anglo-American 2nd Tactical Air Force start pre-invasion bombing of Europe.

When Our Camera Man Is 'resting'

When Our Camera Man Is 'resting'

Great story about Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood taking a break in Cairo during Desert War.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen