• Short Summary

    Kayak technique is practised in Germany - lots of capsizing on purpose.

  • Description

    German canoeists practice their capsizing techniques.

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Once upon a time, only the Eskimo, who lived in a land fit for zeros, was supposed to handle those small native kayaks."

    C/U of three Eskimos in Kayaks then an overhead shot of an Eskimo capsizing his kayak on purpose - he rolls over in the water. L/S of group of men canoeing towards the camera in a sunny climate (they are not Eskimos!)

    "Today, however, the fellows on the Isar River, Germany, are getting just as upset on the game." L/S of German canoeists practising their technique. M/S of one of them rolling over and over in the water, capsizing then popping up again. They canoe towards the camera then all capsize. They form a star pattern with their canoes and capsize. More capsizing and weird rowing techniques.

    "And not many from the frozen North would relish this kind of game." Canoeists capsize their canoes in a rough section of river.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:25:00 / 01:05:08:00
    PSP 748

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