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    Title reads: "Pilgrimage to Dachau".

    Various shots British Catholic pilgrims walking towards plane at Blackbushe Aerodrome, Surrey. Various shots interior of plane: we see priest and two women saying rosary.

    G/V pilgrims arriving at Munich airport, Germany. M/S two priests being welcomed by Group Captain Cheshire. C/U sign: "Dachau", pan down to long view of former Nazi concentration camp. Various shots of graves surrounded by trees, pan down to grave stone: "Grave of many thousands unknown". G/V pilgrims being escorted in procession by priest for tour around the Dachau Concentration Camp. Pan to one of the original entrances surrounded by barbed wire. C/U barbed wire and electrical insulators.

    C/U former camp inmate Father Roth talking to war charity worker Sue Ryder. C/U Father Roth. C/U sign at the crematorium. One of the original lookout towers. G/V crematorium. Interior showing the original furnaces where corpses burned. M/S Cheshire with Sue Ryder and priest looking at furnaces. C/U furnace.

    Various library shots of concentration camp at end of World War 2 with starved inmates and emaciated corpses. Low angled shot statue representing a Dachau prisoner, pan down to German inscription which translates: "To the honour of the people who died here and as a reminder to the living". Various shots ex-inmates sitting around a table. G/V pilgrims and bishops entering chapel for all-night vigil. Various shots inside the chapel of pilgrims playing with arms outstretched or with rosaries. C/U Cheshire praying. M/S bishop at altar praying. C/U figure of Christ on cross on altar. Exterior shot of wreath, pan to figure of Christ on cross.

    Note: pilgrimage was organised by Ryder Cheshire Foundation and the All Night Vigil Group. Magazine articles, leaflet and other documentation on file.

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    British Pathé
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    01:23:17:00 / 01:25:30:00
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    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    WW2 - Dachau My worksapce Culture in Translation: The Case of British Pathe News Archives that make use of translation (Ep.3) Dachau (Ep.4) The Concentration Camps after the War Concentration Camps (Ep.5) Concentration Camps (Ep.4) Catholic Imagery The Nazi Regime The Nazi Regime
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The pilgrimage began on 1 September 1959.

    "Group Captain Cheshire" is Leonard Cheshire.

    "Father Roth" is Leonard Roth.

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