• Short Summary

    Camping enthusiasts from many nations met at Leysin, in the Bernese Alps, Dec 31, to pitch their tents in the snow and see the New year in with an open air celebration.

  • Description

    Camping enthusiasts from many nations met at Leysin, in the Bernese Alps, Dec 31, to pitch their tents in the snow and see the New year in with an open air celebration.

    Sheltered from the winter cold by layers of straw and stout sheets of canvas, the different groups soon started preparing food and swapping national dishes - one of the easiest ways of breaking down all language barriers.

    Close on midnight a torchlight procession moved through the camp. Then everybody gathered round the camp fire and a paper balloon was released, carrying good wishes for a happy new year. And for the toasts to outdoor life in 1961 there was a steaming concoction called Swedish Punch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4PIBL0RY1GVD8SKMNKDVPGYI
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4PIBL0RY1GVD8SKMNKDVPGYI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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