• Short Summary

    Ice skating on Wimbledon Common, Servicemen skiing in Austria and naked Swedes in snow!

  • Description

    Title reads: "Cold Comfort".

    This item is identical to version 1, except the print used in version 2 is of far superior quality. Please see separate record for details. Version 1 is film id 1372.19.

    Title reads: "Cold Comfort".

    Wimbledon Common, London.

    Various shots of children ice skating on frozen pond. M/S of young man scrambling out of hole in the ice. More shots of skater, one little boy in shorts falls over.

    Austrian Alps, Austria.

    Various shots of British Army and RAF (Royal Air Force) men on skis. Good shots of skiing contest; Army and RAF v. Austrian champions and amateurs.

    Sweden.

    M/S of men breaking hole in the ice of frozen lake. Various shots of men in swimsuits running out of sauna to roll in the snow. Various L/Ss of naked women running out of sauna. They plunge into the lake before running back to sauna.

    Note: very unusual to see naked women in newsreel, especially full frontal views!!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1372.22
    Media URN:
    44949
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:49:00 / 01:31:53:00
    Canister:
    46/5

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