• 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

    1.
    GV Snowcovered medieval walls at Rothenburg (3 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    LV Neon star on tower
    0.11

    3.
    GV Street scenes (2 shots)
    0.18

    4.
    GV & SV Decorations and xmas tree in square (4 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    SV People passing Christmas trees in streets (3 shots)
    0.37

    6.
    SV People buying hot drinks and food from stalls (2 shots)
    0.43

    7.
    GV People in square (2 shots)
    0.50

    8.
    SV Funfair in East Berlin (2 shots)
    0.56

    9.
    GV & SV Roundabout (2 shots)
    1.02

    10.
    GV View of fairground from giant wheel
    1.12

    11.
    SCU & SV Children on a fairground (3 shots)
    1.18

    12.
    GV Night scene: lights on Christmas tree (2 shots)
    1.23

    13.
    GV Ferris wheel lit up
    1.26

    14.
    SV People buying candy and dating (2 shots)
    1.36

    15.
    SV PAN People in fairground
    1.42

    16.
    SV Hoopla stall
    1.47

    17.
    SV & CU Children looking at large figures of animals (4 shots)
    2.00



    Initials AE/17.18 AE/17.50



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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