• Short Summary

    Coverage of the ballot to return the Saar to German control.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Saar Region, Germany. Election day 13 January 1935.

    Night shots. Illuminated stings of lights hang over road. CU page on calendar showing date in German. Queues of people wait outside polling stations in the snow. Various politicians in the Saar are seen casting their votes into the ballot box. Shots of soldiers in the streets bringing the ballot boxes to the count.

    The returning officer announces (in Germany) that the Count is beginning. Ballot papers are counted. Outside building, decorated with lights, a torch light parade takes place. People give the fascist salute as the Nazi swastika flag is marched past. The returning officer announces the results (Cameraman changes lens between each result). A cheer goes up as it is announced that the Saar have voted to rejoin Germany.

    Bells ring out from a Church steeple hung with a swastika. People give nazi salute. Crowd begin to sing 'Deutscheland Deutscheland Uber Alles' and then give a Nazi salutes.

    N.B. Nearly 99% of the population voted in this ballot and 90% of them voted to leave the governance of the League of Nations and return to German control. Germany lost control of the Saarland as a treaty provision at the end of WWI.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:27:00 / 01:26:58:00
    UN 56 P

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment