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    Story showing traffic congestion danger for pedestrians in France and Germany.

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    France & Germany.

    CU. Men working on piece of radar equipment. CU. Radar screen - the picture on the screen dissolves to picture of dense traffic which optically expands to full frame. High angle shot, mass of traffic with pedestrians trying to cross road. MS. Pan with pedestrian running between moving cars in a Paris street. High angle panning shot along main road in Germany. Sequence on Automobile Club road patrols, taken from Polygon story (Library No UN 3427 H). Montage sequence of masses of pedestrians crossing and trying to cross busy German Street. Zoom into close up shot of pedestrian traffic light and pedestrians running across road. Zoom into close up shot of car traffic light changing. View through windscreen of Mercedes as it pulls away from traffic lights. MS. Dense traffic in Parisian Street. CU. Man pulling visor of a tin helmet across his face, shot of dense traffic coming towards camera. CU. Man wearing a tin helmet, dissolve to him in normal dress. MS. Man crossing street, all the cars move off as he gets half way across - montage effect as the man keep jumping backwards and forwards, noses of cars coming straight at camera and close up shot of man looking very worried. MS. Man running and seeking refuge from traffic on island in the middle of the road. Travelling shot through windscreen of car at night, pedestrian suddenly appears right in front of the car and throws up his hands. Various shots of the people crossing German zebra crossing. One woman hovering uncertain as to whether to cross or stay on the pavement. MS. Pan with man running to catch moving bus in Paris. He misses the bus and falls onto the road. Travelling shot through windscreen of car, pedestrian, steps in front of the car which stops abruptly and the pedestrian raises his hat to the driver. CU. Parisian kissing his girlfriend on the pavement. He steps back into road and is lifted onto bonnet of a passing car. MS. Pan with drunken man staggering across the street in Germany. He is nearly run over by a car. He then lurches onto the pavement and comes face to face with policeman who raises his hand signalling him to stop. MS. Man going down in lift, dissolve to man sitting at the wheel of a Renault Dauphine.

    (Mute. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 05/12/1960.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:50:00 / 01:58:18:00
    UN 3436 D

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