• Short Summary

    COPENHAGEN'S LITTLE MERMAID STATUE RESUMED HER PLACE ON THE SEAFRONT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FIVE WEEKS AFTER VANDALS BEHEADED HER.

  • Description

    GV MERMAID ON ROCK BEING HOISTED INTO POSITION 3
    SCU DITTO
    SV CROWD WATCHES
    LV & SV TILT UP ENGINEERS HELPING MERMAID INTO POSITION
    GV DITTO
    SCUs MERMAID'S HEAD
    LV MERMAID
    GV CROWD WATCHES
    LV MERMAID

    (0.48)
    PC/V/MGT/SGM
    Background: COPENHAGEN'S LITTLE MERMAID STATUE RESUMED HER PLACE ON THE SEAFRONT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FIVE WEEKS AFTER VANDALS BEHEADED HER. THE NEW HEAD WAS CAST FROM SCULPTOR ERIKSEN'S ORIGINAL PLASTER.

    CROWDS CHEERED AS A COVERING WAS REMOVED FROM THE STATUE AND THE CITY'S MAYOR JORGENSEN PLACED A BOUQUET OF RED ROSES IN HER HANDS. HE WELCOMED "THE DARLING OF THE WHOLE WORLD" BACK TO HER PERCH ON A TWO-TON GRANITE BOULDER AT THE ENTRANCE TO COPENHAGEN HARBOUR.

    MONEY CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS THE RESTORATION BY CHILDREN FROM ALL OVER DENMARK WILL BE USED TO ILLUMINATE HER AT NIGHT. IT'S HOPED THESE LIGHTS WILL SCARE OFF ANY FUTURE BEHEADING ATTEMPTS.

    THE STATUE REPRESENTS A CHARACTER IN A HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TALE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVALDAIZ63WC4QC9TXCD5XHNZKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVALDAIZ63WC4QC9TXCD5XHNZKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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