• Short Summary

    The island of St. Pierre in the Bielersee Lake, Switzerland--a romantic spot of a somewhat?

  • Description

    The island of St. Pierre in the Bielersee Lake, Switzerland--a romantic spot of a somewhat melancholy charm--- became the refuge of the famous French writer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, when he was exiled from France and his home town of Geneva.

    Today the island again plays the role of a refuge--an earthly paradise for old horses which can no longer toil in front of a cart or plough. They are brought to St. Pierre so that they may still enjoy life, with long years undisturbed peace and happiness.

    Among the four-legged pensioners is a frolicking foal, which escaped from a slaughter-house. Scattered about the woods and meadows are a couple of old post horses, several proud cart horses and a former star of the race course, owned by Hans Schwarz, the man who first hit upon this idea of a retirement home for old horses. Hans racehorse is 18 years old, and its companion, Friedel, is 25.

    Such is man's gratitude to his best friend.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2V0XTT71CQRV22I566DIW6WFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2V0XTT71CQRV22I566DIW6WFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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