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    Title reads: "Lake Full of Fivers".


    Forged British bank notes recovered from lake. Hitler planned to flood several countries with the notes to devalue sterling. Notes were made by engravers in concentration camps and dumped at end of World War 2.

    G/V Toplitzer Lake in Austria. G/V people gathered on the banks of lake to watch salvage operation. L/S German policeman looking down into the water. Panning shot five pound notes seen through water lying on the river bed. L/S press cameramen crowding into small boat. G/V salvage operations and frogman. M/S frogman surfacing holding bundles of five pound. C/U bundles of five pound notes lying on platform, camera pans up to man with some more notes.

    M/S frogman diving. L/S press cameramen and crowds watching from bank. Panning shot frogman surfacing with bundles of five pound notes and placing them on platform. Salvage operations continue. C/U man winding a winch. L/S men on platform hauling ropes tied to box containing five pound notes. C/U box nearing the surface. C/U men hauling on ropes. C/U box with lid off being hauled across the water bank.

    C/U notes lying in the box. Panning shot press photographer with his trousers rolled up wading in the water. C/U bank notes being taken from the old box and placed in a new one by the police. C/U wet five pound note being held up to light to show water mark. Pan man handing notes to policeman. C/U wet five pound note being laid out singularly. C/U notes lying in new box ready to be taken away. C/U two policemen lifting the box. C/U box containing the notes being carried away.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:04:00 / 01:06:36:00
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  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    fivers Millionaires
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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