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  • Short Summary

    Recruits to the Swiss Guard (the Pontiff's Bodyguard) are sworn in at the Vatican, Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - As in Michael Angelo's (sic - Michelangelo's) Day. Recruits to the famous Swiss Guard - the Pontiff's Bodyguard - sworn in at the Vatican. Italy.

    L/S of the recruits fitting their armour in a courtyard under a tree. C/U of two men who look like twins, one helps the other with his arm piece. L/S as the Swiss Guard recruits march along in their armour. L/S of them in line, they stand to attention. Next comes the swearing in ceremony - M/S as one recruit marches up and raises his hand while touching the Standard, he turns and walks away while the Standard is raised again. M/S as another one approaches, raises his hand and touches the Standard, he starts to speak.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    830.19
    Media URN:
    19065
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:34:00 / 01:29:03:00
    Canister:
    G 1711

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