Visnews visited a small Swiss frontier post high up in the mountains to see how these lonely men spend their Christmas.
S.V. MOUNTAIN GUIDES LINES SKI-ING ON MOUNTAINS.
C.U. MOUNTAIN GUIDES LOOKING THROUGH GLASSES
S.C.U. LOOKING THROUGH GLASSES AND MOVING OFF.
G.V. MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
S.V. GUIDES TOWARDS CAMERA.
S.V. MAN IN HUT PUTS CANDLE ON XMAS TREE.
C.U. PUTTING PRESENTS UNDER XMAS TREE.
EXT. SHOT GUIDES ARRIVING AT HUT.
C.U. LIGHTING CANDLE ON XMAS TREE.
C.U. GUIDE TYPE. CANDLE IN FOREGROUND.
S.C.U. ANOTHER GUIDE.
C.U. TAKING PRESENT OFF TREE.
S.V. GUIDES SEATED AROUND TABLE PAN TO XMAS TREE
SHOT THROUGH WINDOW GUIDES ROUND TABLE.
L.V. EXTERIOR OF HUT.
Initials TDH/hv A.S./R.L.
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Background: Visnews visited a small Swiss frontier post high up in the mountains to see how these lonely men spend their Christmas. Two of the three man detachment, returning from a skin patrol, are pleasantly surprised to find that their comrade at base has prepared a decorated Christmas tree, around which he has laid gift parcels. After shedding their skis it is not long before the warm, comfortable atmosphere of the post induces the traditional spirit to pervade... cigars all round.