• Short Summary

    Germans living in Britain vote on the annexation of Austria aboard the liner 'Wilhelm Gustloff'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "GERMANS IN ENGLAND VOTE AT SEA".

    Tilbury, Essex.

    Various shots aboard the German liner ship 'Wilhelm Gustloff' as 2,000 passengers come aboard. They are Germans who can vote on whether they agree with the annexation of Austria, once the boat is 3 miles from the British shore.

    Passengers receive voting papers and go behind curtains to mark their votes. Commentator says on each paper is a small circle where the voters are expected to put a cross and vote 'Yes'. He says "Voting 'No' seems rather hopeless now, but all the same, 10 out of 2,000 took the bold course".

    Several shots of the passengers dancing on the deck after their voting session. We hear they all paid three shillings and got two meals and free beer.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    959.38
    Media URN:
    16463
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:44:00 / 01:44:34:00
    Canister:
    38/30

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