• Short Summary

    Elsinore Castle, one
    of Denmark's ancient monuments, might very soon become one of the country's
    ancient ruins unless one-gun salutes to shipping passing through the Sound
    between Denmark and Sweden are stopped - so say scientists and architects who
    recently examined the crumbling edifice.

  • Description

    Elsinore Castle, one
    of Denmark's ancient monuments, might very soon become one of the country's
    ancient ruins unless one-gun salutes to shipping passing through the Sound
    between Denmark and Sweden are stopped - so say scientists and architects who
    recently examined the crumbling edifice.

    The castle was built over four hundred years ago by king Frederick II. It was
    extensively rebuilt after a fire in 1637. It's cannons were originally used to
    sink vessels trying to evade toll. The custom of shooting off the guns at
    shipping has continued, though now no cannon balls are fired.

    Famous as the sentinel of the Sweden-Denmark strait, Elsinore castle gained
    everlasting fame as the setting for Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', based on a Danish
    legend.

    After carrying out their vibration tests the scientists have now to persuade the
    local people to discontinue the cannon salutes - probably a much bigger task
    than they imagine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZTLQNVX5FYYPBQDLNSBA2W08
    Media URN:
    VLVACZTLQNVX5FYYPBQDLNSBA2W08
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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