• Short Summary

    ONCE UPON A TIME, A STRANGE MAN ENTERED THE GERMAN TOWN OF HAMELIN.HE SAID HE?

  • Description

    ONCE UPON A TIME, A STRANGE MAN ENTERED THE GERMAN TOWN OF HAMELIN.HE SAID HE WAS A RAT-CATCHER, AND FOR A LARGE SUM OF MONEY WOULD GET RID THE TOWN OF ITS PLAGUE OF RATS AND MICE.THE TOWN'S LEADERS AGREED.THE STRANGER TOOK OUT HIS PIPE AND BEGAN TO PLAY.LURED BY THE MUSIC, THE VERMIN POURED OUT OF THE HOUSES AND FOLLOWED THE GAUDILY-DRESSED PIPER, WHO LED THEM TO THEIR DEATH IN THE LOCAL RIVER.

    BUT THE PIPER WAS REFUSED HIS FEE.LATER, HE RETURNED TO THE TOWN - THIS TIME FOR REVENGE.TAKING OUT HIS PIPE AGAIN, HE LURED ALL THE CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOMES AND OUT OF THE TOWN AND OVER THE HILLS.ALL BUT TWO WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN.AND SO SPRANG UP THE FAMOUS LEGEND OF THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN.AND TODAY, NEARLY 700 YEARS LATER, THE PEOPLE OF HAMELIN RECALL THE LEGEND WITH A TABLEAU EVERY SUNDAY DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), THE VISNEWS CAMERAS WERE THERE TO FILM IT.

    HAMELIN, SOUTH-WEST OF HANOVER, IS TODAY A CITY OF 50,000 PEOPLE.THE LEGEND WHICH MADE IT FAMOUS WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE GRIMM BROTHERS, THE GERMAN FAIRYTALE WRITERS.THE INCIDENT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE HAPPENED IN 1284.BUT THIS TALE DID NOT END HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MEP1WYF3RQZX7ICCOB1XAQV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MEP1WYF3RQZX7ICCOB1XAQV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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