• Short Summary

    1936 Berlin Olympic Games, A film about Berlin's preparations for the games

  • Description

    British Board of Film Censors graphic. Graphic reading 'The call of the Olympic bell'. Shaky pictures at the start. Close up of bell with German eagle on it ringing, overlayed over close up of flags flying and close ups of athletes performing various sports. Various shots of Greek ruins, probably the original Olympic stadium in Athens. Tracking shot entering ancient Olympic stadium through arches, and graphic reading '1896 Athens', with image of Athens' Olympic stadium, and Greek flag. Graphic reading '1900 Paris', and image of Notre Dame Cathedral, and French flag. Graphic reading '1904 St Louis', and pan across stadium, and USA flag. Graphic reading '1908 London', and image of Tower Bridge, and union jack. Graphic reading '1912 Stockholm' and image of Stockholm river and Sweden flag. Close up of wooden cross, and graphic reading '1914 ? 18'. Graphic reading '1920 Antwerp', and pan along Antwerp building, and Belgium flag. Graphic reading '1924 Paris', and image of Eiffel Tower, and French flag. Graphic reading '1928 Amsterdam' and Amsterdam building and Netherlands flag. Graphic reading '1932 Los Angeles' and pan across Los Angeles Olympic stadium, and USA flag. Graphic reading '1936 Berlin XI Olympiade', and image of bell with German eagle ringing. Close up of Olympic flag flying, and model of Berlin's Olympic stadium. Nice long pan across the building site of the Olympic stadium, with the stadium half built. Close up builders looking at plans, and using building equipment. Pan across Olympic stadium building site, which is mostly planks of wood and piles of sand. Various shots of building work being done on the stadium, and builders looking at plans.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:03:24

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