• Short Summary

    The "Switzers" of the Pope's Guard celebrate their 450th anniversary.

  • Description

    Vatican City, Rome, Italy.

    GV. Papal Guards coming out into yard of the Vatican (title super over) - they are celebrating heir 450th anniversary. GV. Crowd watching. SV. Guard lined up - they present arms. The flag is stood on the ground and it opens. SV. Guards lined up. LV. Guards lined up where they are inspected by Monseigneur Grano. Commanding Officer points them out to him, & SV. SV. Crowd watching.

    SV. Guard holding flag, another guard comes up to stand in front of two others. One of them is holding a flag. Approaching man comes to attention, places his hand on flag and raises his other hand (right hand) with three fingers pointing up, & LV. SCU. Crowd looking on, man with beard with them. SV. Another guard places his left hand on the flag and sticks his right hand up in air with three fingers pointing up in the sign of the trinity. GV. Crowd and the Papal Guards lined up in front of them. SV. Towards, guards marching along.

    (F.G.) (Orig. H.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:18:00 / 01:20:06:00

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