• Short Summary

    AROUND THE WORLD TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS WITH WORSHIP, THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER AND FAMILY REUNIONS.

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    AROUND THE WORLD TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS WITH WORSHIP, THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER AND FAMILY REUNIONS.THE CUSTOMS OF THE FESTIVE SEASON FOLLOW A TIME-HONOURED PATTERN.BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN A NOTE OF ORIGINALITY IS INJECTED INTO THE CELEBRATION OF THE FESTIVE SEASON: LIKE CHRISTMAS DINNER UNDER THE WATER.

    AT ODAWARA BEACH, 37 MILES, (60 KMS), FROM TOKYO, A GROUP OF JAPANESE DIVERS DECIDED TO EAT THEIR YULETIDE FARE ON THE SEA BED.DESPITE BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES THEY DONNED THEIR MASKS.FLIPPERS AND BREATHING GEAR AND PLUNGED INTO THE MURKY DEPTHS.

    IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS THE DIVERS TOOK WITH THEM THEIR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE, HOLLY FOR TABLE DECORATION AND A LARGE SUPPLY OF FOOD AND DRINK.THERE IS NO DIFFICULTY IN EATING AND DRINKING UNDER THE WATER - EXCEPT THAT IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER.

    THE DIVERS WERE EVEN PAID A VISIT BY SANTA CLAUS, WHO BECAME THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THIS NAUTICAL REPAST.

    THERE IS A LIMIT TO THE ENDURANCE OF EVEN THE MOST HARDY.BUT BEFORE THE DIVERS SURFACED THEY ROUNDED OFF THEIR CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH A ROUND OF CAROLS - COMPLETE WITH ACCOMPANIMENT BY TRUMPET AND TROMBONE.THEN IT WAS BACK TO THE BEACH AND HOME IN OVERCOATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ACM00Q6VASZWITC9171K5PHL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ACM00Q6VASZWITC9171K5PHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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