• Short Summary

    People of the Shetlands celebrate Up Helly Aa by dressing as Vikings and burning a ship.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LERWICK - NORSE MEN INVADE SHETLANDS".

    Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

    Various night shots of Guizers (men dressed as Vikings) marching along the coast and carrying flaming torches in the historic ceremony of 'Up Helly Aa' which celebrates the end of winter. We see Guizers flanking Viking ship which some of them are pushing. They throw burning torches into the Viking ship and we see the ship blazing away. Guizer Jarl leads the others into a hall - they walk in with swords raised. Guizer Jarl leading three cheers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.18
    Media URN:
    58736
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:40:00 / 01:36:35:00
    Canister:
    59/10

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