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  • Short Summary

    People have fun pelting each other with petals at pretty Battle of Flowers in France.

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    Item title reads - The Battle of Flowers in glorious sunshine marks climax of brilliant Riviera season. Nice, France.

    L/S of lots of people parading along the streets, the sea is in the background, M/S of people throwing flowers at each other in a big floral parade. Various floats go past with people dressed up, M/S of some girls in bonnets under a thatched roof, they throw flowers and have them thrown back.

    Intertitle - 'At Villefranche - gay scenes at beautiful Naval Battle of Flowers.'

    L/S of boats on the sea through an arch. M/S of the boats sailing along, they are all decorated. Various shots of many boats on the water. M/S of a procession of boats, people pelt them from the bank. M/S of a flower covered boat, they throw them at the people on the side and laugh. M/S of more boats sailing along.

    Note: this item is orange tinted.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:57:00 / 01:20:47:00
    G 1167

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