• Short Summary

    Germans showing various ways to get rid of their cars.

  • Description

    Federal Republic of Germany, Western Germany.

    GV. Large mass of parked cars. Various shoots, at scrap car yard, the old cars are lowered into a metal press. MS. A block of metal which is all that was left of the car. Various shots of the buyer in car sales yard offering money to the salesman for an old car. The salesman refuses the money. MS. The buyer gets into the car and drives off. MS. The man, now fed up with his old car, parks his car and puts a notice on the window "To be given away". Various shots of a small crowd gathering looking at the car. Man decides not to give it away and sits back in the car. MS. Top view of German traffic policeman. Various shots of the old car wobbling over the road with the door that keeps flying open. LS. The old car is driven into a field. Various shots of man getting out of car. He pushes it into lake, he waves his handkerchief as the car sinks. MS. He walks away pleased. A couple looks at the sinking car in amazement from the woods. Various shots of the fire brigade pulling the car out of the water. MS. Man runs off quickly. CU. Light on fire engine flashing. MS. Fire engine chasing after man. CU. The man places bomb in bonnet of car. CU. Fuse being lit with match. MS. Bomb smoking in front seat of car. MS. Car blowing up as man runs off. CU. Man with car pieces falling around him. MS. With trick camera the car assembles itself again.


    Date found in the old record - 15/11/1962. German voiceover at start of item, stops later.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:15:00
    UN 3777 A

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