Under Blue Skies AKA Under Blue Sky 1960-1969

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Documentary made for the Nuffield Organisation. Photographed and Produced by Morris Motors Limited Cine Department. Laboratory Work by Denham Laboratories. Recording by Associated British Pathe Ltd. Date unknown - possibly 1960s.

Film begins with scenic shots of snow capped mountains - a sombre...

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Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Colour
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
80326
Sort Number:
DOCS
Time in/Out:
01:33:35:00 / 01:49:04:00
Canister:
DOCS
Film ID:
2723.06
Issue Date:
1960 - 1969

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  • While the cameraman is in Lucerne we see shots of Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldstättersee), and the ancient Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge).

    "Vegis" should read Weggis.

    "Acksenstrasse" should read Axenstrasse.

    "Fluellan" should read Fluelen.

    "Outdorf" should read Altdorf.

    "Susstern Pass" should read Susten Pass.

    "Vendenbassen" certainly isn't right, but I don't know what it should be. As it's a viaduct, passing over water, it'll be something Wasser, perhaps Venden Wasser, or Wenden Wasser.

    While in Interlaken, at 11:23, the camera shows the three main mountains of the region, namely the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.

    "Blausse" should read Blausee, (meaning "Blue Lake").

    "Col du Pion" should read Col du Pillon.

    "Yvonand" should read Yvorne.

    At 13.57, just outside Montreux, the camera shows the Chateau de Chillon.

    N.B. All the place names need altering in the tags as well as in the shots list.

    jamied 5th Mar 2012
  • A very detailed and helpful comment - much appreciated by us archivists. You've certainly saved us an enormous amount of time.

    British Pathé 9th May 2012
  • Adding to my previous comment from March 2012, I'm now pretty sure that the viaduct in the piece is the Landwasser Viaduct. However why the commentator says it crosses the "Wendenwasser", or some such pronunciation, remains a mystery, as that viaduct spans the Landwasser River.

    jamied 24th Jan 2014

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