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  • Short Summary

    The people of Nice and Villefranche have fun during their 'Battle of Flowers' festivals.

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    Full titles read: "The Battle of Flowers - in glorious sunshine marks climax of Brilliant Riviera Season."

    Nice, France.

    Various shots show carnival floats and cars decorated with flowers moving through the streets of Nice; the vehicles throw up quite a dust cloud as they pass; some people from the crowds watching throw flowers (?) onto the floats. Several people walk or ride on horseback beside the floats, some of which are horse drawn. A young girl throws flowers from her flower-covered float.

    Intertitle reads: "At Villefranche... Gay scenes at beautiful Naval Battle of Flowers."
    Several shots show boats covered with palm and pine leaves, moving slowly along a quayside while the occupants throw flowers and streamers at people sitting on the quay - and vice versa! Good M/S of one of the crowded and well-decorated boats; the occupants, some in Naval uniform, seem to be having a great time; their boat has Chinese lanterns hanging from vines above.

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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:
    01:44:05:00 / 01:46:18:00
    G 1478

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