Light-hearted item about German man who attempts to break world handshaking record.
No title. German attempts handshaking record, Germany.
Sequence of library footage showing dignitaries shaking hands: M/S two men shaking hands. M/S Harold Wilson shaking hands with two men. M/S President Charles De Gaulle shaking hands. Various shots General Franco shaking hands with lots of people - narrator jokes about Franco's lack enthusiasm. M/S Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin shaking hands vigorously - narrator jokes about Russian hand shaking method.
C/U German man rubbing hands in French chalk. Various shots of man shaking hands with lots of people, a timekeeper next to him takes count. C/U as he shakes hands with small scruffy man who keeps on shaking. C/U man bending as he shakes hands. C/U of the man's hand shaking other hands - as the shots progress the man's hand gets more and more bandages on it. C/U as the man winces. C/U bandaged hand with only the thumb joint moving as hand is being shaken.