Bavarians get rid of evil spirits, and Britain becomes snowbound for new year 1963.
Item title reads - Farewell old year.
Germany. M/S people walking towards chalet in Bavarian Alps. C/U snow. Scenic L/S of the Alps with sun setting behind them. L/S as the men walk up to chalet door. Various interior shots as the men clean out pistols and hand-mortars ready to scare away devils and evil spirits for the new year. C/U man blowing down muzzle. Various shots as the men take up their weapons and walk out of the door, a woman blesses them with holy water as they pass. L/S exterior, they fire their pistols into the air and are joined by other men. Various shots as men reload their pistols, C/U of man firing his into the air, L/S as line of men fire a volley into the air. L/S foot of mountains showing fir trees and snow, camera pans up to the summit of mountains.
Intertitle - 'Britain'. M/S lorry going past camera and revealing a Green Line bus stuck in snow. M/S bus, C/U wheels spinning around. Various shots as men push the bus and finally getting the wheels to grip. M/S small car surrounded by snow, a man is digging away. M/S man digging snow from beneath cars wheels. M/S lorry with snowplough on the front. M/S snow covered road with lorry moving along it. M/S man shovelling grit from the back of lorry onto the road. M/S motorcyclist with his rear wheels spinning in the snow. M/S car almost completely submerged in snow, pan to vehicles going up icy hill. M/S Oxsted railway station. M/S men shovelling snow away from the front of a station. Various shots of train waiting at the platform, it moves away in a cloud of smoke. Various shots of children having fun tobogganing. M/S small boy and dog trudging through deep snow. Various shots of children on their toboggans.