• Short Summary

    SPEED AND COLOUR HIGHLIGHTED THE PICTURESQUE FRENCH 'FESTIVAL OF SAINT ELOI' AT ARLES JULY 30.?

  • Description

    SPEED AND COLOUR HIGHLIGHTED THE PICTURESQUE FRENCH 'FESTIVAL OF SAINT ELOI' AT ARLES JULY 30. THE CELEBRATIONS STARTED WHEN AN EFFIGY OF SAINT ELCI WAS CARRIED THROUGH THE TOWN BY A HAPPY THRONG IN REGIONAL DRESS.

    THEN THE TRADITIONAL CART, THICKLY COVERED WITH OLICE BRANCHES, WAS PULLED AT A SPECTACULAR PACE THROUGH THE STREETS BY A TEAM OF FIFTEEN GALLOPING HORSES. DANGEROUS BENDS MADE NO DIFFERENCE - THE BREAK-NECK SPEED NEVER SLACKENED.

    ANOTHER FOUR-FOOTED EVENT FOLLOWED .. THIS TIME A DONKEY RACE THAT HAD THE CROWDS LAUGHING AS THEIR FAVOURITE RIDERS STRUGGLED TO DEEP BALANCE ON UNSTEADY MOUNTS.

    BUT THE BRAVE 'TOREADORS' IN THE BULL-RING DESERVED MOST APPLAUSE. DOZENS OF THEM RISKED THEIR LIVES - AND THE SAT OF THEIR TROUSERS - BY ENTERING THE RING, ENTICING THE BULL TO CHASE THEN - AND THEN JUMPING OVER THE FENCE WITH A PAIR OF ANGRY HORNS ONLY INCHES BEHIND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAIG4731MP06RU0973EN5Y9UN7
    Media URN:
    VLVAIG4731MP06RU0973EN5Y9UN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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