Here's ... Novelty 1932

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    Full title reads: "France. Here's ... Novelty! Shepherds of Hossegor - who almost live on stilts, owing to marshy nature of the country - perform traditional dances in honour of visiting congress of native authors (Filmed For First Time)."

    Hossegor, France.

    Group of men standing on stilts parade over small bridge. A few people walk alongside them.

    In a small arena the men on stilts dance, in all ale couples, to the traditional music of the accordion.

    Pan around part of the crowd.

    Closer shot the men dancing - their clothes are made from sheepskin - presumably because they are shepherds.

    More shots of the crowd.

    The dancers now hold poles between them and dance around in a circle.

    The return to dancing in pairs. It all looks rather odd - dancing on stilts!

    (Music only sound track - No commentary)

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    01:19:16:00 / 01:20:09:00
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