• Short Summary

    Alpine village is demolished to make way for new reservoir.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Farewell to a Village".

    Fall, Bavaria, Germany.

    Various shots of snow covered village in Alps - narrator explains these shots were taken 4 years ago.

    Various shots earth excavators and bulldozers at demolishing houses in village to make way for reservoir. Various shots people moving their furniture out of houses into trucks.

    L/S new village built on higher ground near sight of old one. C/U group of surveyors and architects looking over plans. C/U Alsatian dog jumping out of back of lorry. C/U men unloading cabinet from lorry. L/S woman putting up antlers on balcony of her new home.

    L/S old village. M/S good house being dismantled. C/U man pushing out window frame, camera pans as it drops to the ground among other rubble. G/V brick houses being demolished. A chimney stack from house crashes into another building. G/V lorry making its way through street strewn with rubble. G/V bulldozer moving earth with water pouring through sluice in background.

    Various shots of house submerged in water - the occupants refused to move until the last minute, it is all that is left of the old village!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:40:00 / 01:48:54:00

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