• Short Summary

    The gloomy economic cloud, prompted by the fuel crisis, that currently hangs over Europe hasn't been allowed to cast a shadow over traditional Christmas celebrations.

  • Description

    The gloomy economic cloud, prompted by the fuel crisis, that currently hangs over Europe hasn't been allowed to cast a shadow over traditional Christmas celebrations.

    In the West German town of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, the Christmas scans looks much as it did several centuries ago. Rothenburg is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany. And this year, several inches of show adds to the fairytale picturesqueness of the streets and squares.

    Just about the only modern concession visible in Rothenburg is supplied by cars and bright lights. And if the fuel crisis gets any worse, medieval darkness could soon settle once again over the thirteenth-century towers and battlements of Rothenburg.

    Across the border in East Berlin, a funfair provides one of the most colourful pre-Christmas attractions. Here, the children get a sense of wonder and a glimpse of fairytale from displays of large figures representing animal characters from nursery-rhyme and children's television programmes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CQHOYDRFRZWES8ZBCO1CLSAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CQHOYDRFRZWES8ZBCO1CLSAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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