• Short Summary

    MUNICH HAS BEEN CELEBRATING HER TRADITIONAL 'OCTOBER FESTIVAL' - THE OUTDOOR FUNFAIR AND BEER-DRINKING EVENT WHICH BRINGS THOUSANDS INTO THE STREETS EVERY AUTUMN.

  • Description

    MUNICH HAS BEEN CELEBRATING HER TRADITIONAL 'OCTOBER FESTIVAL' - THE OUTDOOR FUNFAIR AND BEER-DRINKING EVENT WHICH BRINGS THOUSANDS INTO THE STREETS EVERY AUTUMN.

    BUT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) THERE WAS A CELEBRATION OF A DIFFERENT KIND. THE WEST GERMAN ARMY - THE BUNDESWEHR - ORGANISED A CHARITY DANCE; THE PROCEEDS TO GO TO THE GERMAN WAR GRAVES COMMISSION. THIS SOCIAL EVENT WAS HELD IN MUNICH'S 'BURGERBRAU' BREWERY - IN THE BEER CELLAR WHERE HITLER HELD MEETINGS WHICH LED TO THE 'PUTSCH' AGAINST THE BAVARIANS IN 1923.

    OUTSIDE THE BUILDING, MEMBERS OF A GERMAN 'WAR REGISTERS' GROUP DEMONSTRATED AGAINST WHAT THEY CALLED A "DANCE FOR MASS GRAVES, CROSSES AND WREATHS". WEARING WORLD WAR TWO NAZI UNIFORMS AND CARRYING BANNERS AND TORCHES, THEY CEREMONIALLY LAID A LINE CROSSES AND STEEL HELMETS ON THE GROUP.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PERMITTED BY THE POLICE, BUT THEY THREATENED TO ARREST WHO TRIED TO OBSTRUCT VISITORS TO THE DANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEG9XRY0YLDQE7ILJWFCW3D4LY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG9XRY0YLDQE7ILJWFCW3D4LY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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