• Short Summary

    In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: 'WAR' GETS FRUITY 50,000 juicy missiles hit the marks. Tough Italians turn town into marmalade, with orange-battle celebrating middle-ages rebellion

    ITALY: Ivrea

    Gen. front view of flags & band towards thru street
    Semi view pan. of Band
    Gen. view of procession on horses past crowd
    Background: In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.
    Hundreds of people in the northern Italian city of Ivrea to re-enact the Battle of the Oranges by pelting each other with juicy oranges.
    Every year local residents dress up as medieval noblemen and townsfolk then pelt one another with the citrus fruit.
    Legend has it that back in the 12th century the daughter of a miller rejected the advances of the town's evil lord. She cut off his head and set Ivra free from his tyranny.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZRGL8O8SOQ4X0ZT6MOTVRL0S
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZRGL8O8SOQ4X0ZT6MOTVRL0S
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1934
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    ITALY: QUIRKY - Italians re-enact medieval battle that involves pelting oranges at each other

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