• Short Summary

    Battle re-enactments in Rothenburg and candlelight show in Olympic Stadium, Berlin.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Germany in Summer Mood".

    Rothenburg.

    C/U ancient cannon being fired by men in period uniforms (look like Cavaliers). C/U men in period uniform charging under arch of castle - they are re-enacting siege from Middle Ages. The attackers rush forward to meet the defenders and start to do battle. Various shots two sides locked in battle. C/U cameraman in old time dress. L/S victors walking towards camera. Panning shot town square. C/U man being handed a massive beer glass, he starts to drink from it. Various C/Us men in costume drinking beer. Various shots victors being congratulated by officials in ruffs.

    Berlin's "Night of a Hundred Thousand Candles".

    Night shots brass band in Olympic Stadium. Various shots crowd watching tightrope artist perform with sack over his head. M/S section of the crowd all holding candles. Various night shots of stadium, everyone is holding candles. Various shots ballet dancers on pitch. Various shots fireworks exploding in a cascade of colour in the air.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.06
    Media URN:
    51086
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:01:00 / 01:08:38:00
    Canister:
    59/50

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