• Short Summary

    German invalids find a sport they can enjoy & Hamburg looks after the city's swans.

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    Alster Lake, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany (USA).
    CU. Swan's head. SV. Line of swans on the banks of the Alster Lakes in Hamburg with their wings tied ready to be taken to smaller lakes in the town where they are taken care of and fed during the winter months. SCU. Man tying one of the swan's wings, he lifts it and places it beside another one. LV. Men lifting up the tied swans and carrying them down to boats, & SV. LV. Swans being loaded into boat. SCU. Man placing a swan in the boat, camera pans along the boat loaded with swans. CU. Group of swans in the boat. TV. Boat loaded with swans being pushed off from bank, on way to smaller lakes. SCU. Swans in the boat as it makes its way over the water. CU. One of the swans being untied ready for releasing. SCU. Man throws swans into smaller lakes, & TS. SCU. The swan swims away waggling its tail. SV. Swans in the smaller lake ducking their heads in the water. LV. Swans swimming on the lake.


    Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
    Invalid indoor curling competition in progress. CU. Young boy aiming stone, this boy has a paralysed legs. LV. Other invalids standing around as the boy sends the stone down the floor. SCU. Stone sliding over the floor towards target and it knocks a block of wood off the target mark and rests on the mark. CU. Another boy aiming stone, he is also paralysed . BV. He sends the stone hurling across the floor and onto the mark. SCU. Another man throwing stone. SCU. Stone sliding over the floor towards the mark and landing just passed it. SV. Blind competitor with a small board in his hand having the positions of the previous stones pointed out to him on this board. SCU. Blind man feeling positions on the board. CU. Man. LV. Man aiming the stone and sending it spinning across the floor. TS. Behind the stone as it spins towards the mark and rests on it. LV. Other invalids jumping for you at the blind man's win.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:07:00 / 01:28:34:00

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