• Short Summary

    Good footage of the city of Frankfurt in Germany contrasts the traditional and modern areas.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Middle ages and Modernity.'

    Frankfurt, Germany.

    Various shots of the city of Frankfurt-on-Main. Good street scenes showing the traditional styles of architecture. Several shots of people buying sausages or frankfurters from a stall and eating them in the street.

    We see several shots of modern architecture - mostly residential blocks of flats and rows of houses, but we also see the new fruit and vegetable market, which looks like an office block with a Nazi swastika flag flying from the top. A man gets into one of the constantly moving lifts inside this building.

    We then see an old man making a model of the old town of Frankfurt because of "the eventual possibility of the ancient town disappearing". (During this sequence we hear the commentator turning the pages of his script!) The same craftsman is seen taking a pipe from his collection hanging up behind him and lighting it.

    Various shots of outdoor swimming pools and sunbathing areas in the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:38:00 / 01:02:55:00
    PSP 879

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