• Short Summary

    Two American helicopter rescued eleven people snowed up in the Eagle's Nest Inn, on the Kehlstein Mountain, Bavaria, on October 23 - the former mountain retreat of Hitler, built for him by Himmler.

  • Description

    1.
    AIR V. OF ALPS.


    2.
    AIR V. BERCHTESGADEN.


    3.
    Nearer V. Ditto.


    4.
    Nearer V. Ditto.


    5.
    LV. HELICOPTER TOWARDS


    6.
    LV. RESCUERS OUT OF HELICOPTER.


    7.
    LV. COLLECTING RESCUED PEOPLE.


    8.
    SV. PEOPLE TOWARDS HELICOPTER.


    9.
    LV MAN WITH GEAR ON BACK TOWARDS COPTER.


    10.
    Back V. PEOPLE INTO HELICOPTER.


    11.
    SV. PEOPLE ONTO HELICOPTER PAN TO PILOT.


    12.
    PAN HELICOPTER TAKES OFF.


    13.
    CU PILOT.


    14.
    AIR V. ALPS.


    15.
    GROUND SHOT OF HELICOPTER.


    16.
    LV CROWD WAITING.


    17.
    SV. HELICOPTER LANDING.


    18.
    SV PEOPLE OUT OF HELICOPTER.


    19.
    SV. WOMEN WALKING [QUERY].


    20.
    SV. MAN WITH GEAR ON BACK OUT OF HELICOPTER.


    21.
    SV PEOPLE TOWARDS.




    Initials S-D/CW JWH/VCW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two American helicopter rescued eleven people snowed up in the Eagle's Nest Inn, on the Kehlstein Mountain, Bavaria, on October 23 - the former mountain retreat of Hitler, built for him by Himmler. The innkeeper, his wife and nine guests were isolated for five days when heavy snow falls blocked the mountain road and cut off power to the inn.

    The U.S. Army had waited several days before making the rescue attempt. All round the inn the snow was between three and four feet deep and very soft. When the snow stopped falling the helicopters searched the mountainous area for suitable landing places. The snow-bound eleven were taken to the U.S. Army camp near Berchtesgaden.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7HA5CPUG9N93PYZST7ZT2N85D
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HA5CPUG9N93PYZST7ZT2N85D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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