• Short Summary

    Pathe celebrates State Visit of Germany President by looking at modern Germany.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Farewell To President Heuss"
    Intertitle reads: "State Visit Turns Thoughts To The Germany of Today".

    TS Interior of Lancaster House, London as guests arrive for the reception to the German President. SV Yeoman. LV Queen Elizabeth II walking in escorted by President Heuss and Foreign Secretary John Selwyn Lloyd. SV Pan shot Queen Mother walking. TS Guests walking in. SV Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walking in Duchess of Kent follows on with the Duchess of Gloucester and Duke, also Princess Alexandra and Princess Royal.

    GV Boats coming up the river Rhine. LV Small town of Bonn. LV Street in Bonn. GV Pan shot from surrounding trees to Chancellor Dr Konrad Adenauer's residence. SV Interior with Dr. Adenauer looking at book. Scene dissolves to wartime Berlin showing ruins and rubble. SV Salvage workers clearing away bricks. GV Large queue of people waiting for food to be rationed out. CU Refugee woman. SV Butcher carving lump of meat. CU Black market spivs looking at food. LV Pan shot truck load of security men coming towards. CU Pan shot of the men from truck. SV Security men taking a civilian away. GV refugees boarding train. SV Refugee climbing aboard and steps on other peoples feet who are already in the train. GV Train drawing away crowded inside and out with masses of refugees. GV Western sector of Berlin showing ruins of the Emperor William Church standing midst new modern buildings. AS Ruined tower of church. TS Past modern skyscraper blocks of flats. LV Pan shot up one of the skyscraper blocks. TS Past peculiar looking building. AS Glass wall running down beside stairs in one of the blocks of flats. TS Large block of flats. SV Pan shot up one of the blocks. GV Emperor William church, camera pans to modern building. TS Towards policeman with arm outstretched. LV Pan shot pedestrians crossing road. SV Woman in fur coat walking towards. SV Policeman waving traffic on. LV Traffic moving. CU Traffic control policeman seated in raised control box at busy roads.


    SV Women on pavement, chatting. SV Newspaper seller. TS Past cafes and shops. SV Shop window full of cigars. SV Window full of handbags. SV Window full of sweets. SV Window full of cameras. SV Window full of tinned food. SV Interior shot with customers being served in greengrocers shop. CU Women shoppers. SV Man behind wine counter. LV Red cross centre in West Berlin. LV Interior shot with refugees seated inside building. CU Man refugee with his head on his hands. CU Woman refugee with head on hands. GV Masses of refugee children playing ring a ring of roses. SV Pan shot little girl in the ring. LV Refugee children playing. GV Brandenburg Gate which is the border between East and West Berlin. LV Car entering eastern sector, being flagged down by a member of the Popular German Republic (DDR) Police. SV Policeman checking driver's credentials. TS Through the eastern sector showing buildings still in ruins. LV Pan shot from ruined buildings to rubble lying around. SV Huge lumps of concrete. LV Ruins of the former Reich Chancellor House. LV Interior shot of the ruined staircase which Hitler walked down. SV Statue of woman with shovel over her shoulder depicting women's thought towards work. CU Woman with shovel digging, helping to clear away ruined site. LV Women helping men to clear the site. GV Ruins in the eastern sector, camera pans across to new modern buildings. TS Down one of the main new shopping streets. LV Dress shop. SV Two men looking at a girl dressing window. AS Sign reading "Stalinallee". TS Down main new street. TS Past two boys pushing cart loaded with wood. AS Unter den Linden, camera pans down to horse and cart coming towards. LV Crane grab swinging over and emptying earth on to pile at Frankfurt where new building construction is under way. GV Frankfurt tower seen behind modern building. AS Pan shot new skyscraper blocks. GV Cologne Cathedral standing midst new modern buildings. AS Looking through glass wall of modern building at the cathedral.


    GV Interior shot with President Heuss walking in to the German Embassy for the German State banquet. LV Lady Dorothy Macmillan and husband, Harold Macmillan being greeted. CU Man in German uniform wearing iron crosses. LV Duchess of Kent coming in with Princess Alexandra. CU Another man in German Uniform wearing iron crosses. GV Queen Mother walking in followed by Princess Margaret. President Heuss shakes hands with Queen Mother and then with Princess Margaret. CU Princess Margaret, she starts to talk to another guest. SV Princess Margaret talking to man. CU Queen Mother talking to other guests. LV President Heuss walking forwards to greet Queen Elizabeth II. GV Queen walking in followed by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, President Heuss shakes hands with them both.

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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:
    01:43:28:00 / 01:48:14:00

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