• Short Summary

    1936 Berlin Olympics Games, Opening Ceremony, and Owen's gold

  • Description

    Close up of bell with German eagle on ringing, mixed in with wide shot of Berlin Olympic stadium. Pan along wide shot of spectators at opening ceremony of 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, then spectators giving Nazi salute. Various close ups of countries' flags being raised, then nice long pan along flags to Olympic flags flying. Spectators perform Nazi salute. Close up Greek team of athletes marching at opening ceremony and performing Nazi salute, and mid shot of Adolf Hitler and others returning the salute. Nazi saluting athletes march past German eagle emblem. Sweden team marching, close up spectators performing Nazi salute. Close up Sweden flag bearer, and mid shot Swedish team marching with arms by their sides. Close up flag bearer and name bearer of Great Britain team, then Great Britain male and female athletes marching. Close up India's flag bearer, and brief of Indian team marching. Close up Japan's flag bearer, and Japanese athletes marching. USA team marching, close up spectators waving USA flags, and athletes marching and removing their hats. Close up USA female athletes marching, then Austria's name bearer. Close up spectators applauding, and Austrian female athletes performing Nazi salute. Tight close up Adolf Hitler returning the salute. Close up male Austrian athletes performing Nazi salute, and Italy team also performing salute. Close up spectators waving, then male Italian athletes marching and saluting. Close up dignitaries saluting, and athletes in naval dress, some Nazi saluting, some performing regular military salute. Close up France's name bearer, then flag bearer, then close up of Adolf Hitler looking on, and raising his arm in a Nazi salute. French male athletes wearing berets, marching and performing Nazi salute, and close up of ecstatic looking spectator applauding. Wide angle of team marching around track, then high angle of same. Spectators waving, then low angle of Switzerland's flag bearer waving his flag merrily. Wide angle of Swiss team marching, and then high angle of same. Spectators performing Nazi salute, then close up of Germany's flag bearer carrying Swastika flag. Cheering spectators, then mid shot of Germany team, dressed in white, marching and performing salute. Tight close up Adolf Hitler looking on, and German army officers marching and performing regular military salute. Another tight close up of Hitler, then marching German athletes. Wider shot of Hitler, Herman Goerring and another man looking happy as the team march past. High, wide angle of Berlin's Olympic Stadium with teams gathered in middle. Long tight close up, with audio, of Adolf Hitler addressing the ceremony, declaring the games open. Close up Olympic flag being raised. Various shots of pigeons being released into the air.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:05:00

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