1936 Berlin Olympics Games, Opening Ceremony
NB This story, in its entirety, with extra action at the end, appears on tape A000866991_Roll_29
Close up Olympic flag being raised. Various shots of pigeons being released into the air.
German athlete Fritz Schilgen running with the Olympic torch, and others, with the Brandenburg Gate, decorated with Swastikas, in the background. Crowds of spectators watching flame, then mid shot of Schilgen running between rows of other joggers, and large crowds. Pan along crowds performing Nazi salute, and close up of Schilgen. Dramatic shot as Schilgen enters shadowy arch and emerges into a heaving Olympic stadium, holding the torch aloft before jogging down the steps and around the track. Nice shot of Schilgen running along the track holding the Olympic torch aloft, then as he runs up the steps to the Olympic flame before holding the torch aloft. Schilgen holds torch aloft, then close up as uses it to light the Olympic flame. Close up of Olympic flame burning.
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