• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed Feb. 10 the Shrove Tuesday Battle of Flowers in Villefranche Harbour, French Rivieria.

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  • Description

    1.
    TGV Villefranche Harbour with cruiser De Grasse.
    2.5 ft

    2.
    GV People throwing flowers from small boats to crowds lining harbour.
    2.5 ft

    3.
    CU Pan...from French models throwing flowers, pan to crowd doing same.
    4 ft

    4.
    LV Girls in boat throwing flowers.
    3.5 ft

    5.
    SV Ditto.
    2 ft

    6.
    SV Pan...Sailors from De Grasse throwing flowers at French models.
    3.5 ft

    7.
    CU Pan...Models returning, pan to sailors.
    5.5 ft

    8.
    GV Flower boats alongside steamer throwing flowers to passengers.
    2.5 ft

    9.
    CU Pan..from Models throwing flowers, to passengers.
    4.5 ft

    10.
    LV Small flower boats, throwing flowers to public.
    2.5 ft

    11.
    Pan from public returning flowers to French models.
    5 ft

    12.
    GV Large sailed ship arriving.
    3 ft

    13.
    CU People in fancy costume on board.
    5 ft

    14.
    CU Naval officer throwing flowers from shore.
    2 ft

    15.
    CU Models returning flowers.
    5.5 ft

    16.
    LV Crowd throwing flowers from shore.
    4 ft

    17.
    GV Boats near shore, throwing flowers to crowd.
    3.5 ft



    Initials JRG/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VISNEWS filmed Feb. 10 the Shrove Tuesday Battle of Flowers in Villefranche Harbour, French Rivieria.

    Some six thousand citizens and tourists watched the two-hour bombardment of flowers shied between decorating fishing and pleasure boats. Sailors from the French cruiser De Grasse launched broadsides of flowers at a boatland of models. The public on the quayside joined in.

    The battle, an annual one, is part of the Riviera's carnival season before Lent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2CAYGQW5KYKO2PZ2PUR0M1XUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CAYGQW5KYKO2PZ2PUR0M1XUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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