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    Energetic election campaigns in German city.

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    German election.

    MS election campaign workers holding signs for candidates outside polling station; people leave. MS two couples (including Social Democratic Candidate Otto Braun) arrive in car and enter building. Then they come back out and cross to car. CU Braun election poster; with drawing of man at ship's wheel.

    Various shots as campaign workers drive buses through streets; waving flags and throwing leaflets to crowds. Others walk carrying placards. Young boys stop and stare at the camera. Group of people riding on a horse-drawn wagon decorated with KPD party banners and posters. More of the campaign buses race through the streets; some boys chase after them. One wagon rolls past with huge sign; which shows all other candidates names (Ludendorff; Held; Thalmann; Marx; Hellpach; Barres) with line through them and 'nein' written by them; then Braun's name in giant letters.

    Shot looking down at crowd from short distance above; as they catch leaflets and look at them. MS two men throwing leaflets. Others pass out leaflets to people sitting on bench; to women pushing prams in park; and to men on street in city. CU politician speaking - Erich Ludendorff? More campaigning from wagons; at night; signs for communist leader Ernst Thalmann. MS more of the Braun signs.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1930
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:27:00 / 01:42:58:00
    ON 372 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, seen here is electioneering to find a President of the Reich in 1925.

    "Ludendorff" is Erich Ludendorff.

    "Held" is Heinrich Held.

    "Thalmann" is Ernst Thalmann.

    "Marx" is Wilhelm Marx.

    "Hellpach" is Willy Hellpach.

    "Barres" should read Jarres, (Karl Jarres).

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