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  • Description

    Full title reads: "LOT 597".

    London.

    Close up shot of Hitler bust with 'LOT 597' superimposed. Several shots of the furniture and other articles of the German Embassy up for auction. General view of the auction rooms (without audience). Clock of Dresden China, former property of German Embassy. Close up shot of Ormulu chandelier. Paper shredding machine for secret documents. Auctioneer speaks of Pathe Gazette's wish to film the auction (natural sound). Auction progress. Swastika flags with North, South, East and West London inscribed in each corner. Various shots of the auction. Captain Gordon Canning buys the bust of Hitler. Captain Gordon Canning speaking to the clerk of auction. Close up shot of Gordon Canning talking.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40377
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1169.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:33:00 / 01:46:23:00
    Canister:
    45/97
    Sort Number:
    45/097
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities War & Revolution
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. keith smart says

    This film used to be longer and did show Captain Robert Gordon Canning who bought the Hitler bust, why has it been edited down.

  2. British Pathé says

    Hi Keith. We're not aware that this has been edited down - at least not intentionally! When was it that you saw the longer version?

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