• Short Summary

    Various material surrounding the Referendum in the Saar Region of Germany.

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

    Saar Region of Germany.

    Travel shots along streets lined with Swastikas, flags and pictures of Adolf Hitler. Crowds are singing a song and giving nazi salutes.

    Intertitle reads: "Der Sieg ist unser! Die Saar fehrt (obscured by T/C) Reich."
    Intertitle reads: "Sonderzuge mit Abstimmungs-berechtigten aus dem Reich, aus Europa und der ganzen ubrigen Welt trafen jeden Tag bis kurz vor der Abstimmung in Saarbrucken ein."

    Various newspaper headlines announcing the result of the referendum. Various shots of saluting people. The German national anthem is sung.

    Intertitle reads: "Der 13. Januar 1935 ist gekommen. In Ruhe und Zuversicht tut jeder Saardeutsche seine Pflicht. 90.5% erklaren sich fur Deutschland."

    People hang out decorations. Various shots of polling station and people going to vote (possibly in Saarbrucken). Shots of the head quarters of the Deutsche Front organisation. (German Voiceover comes in). Shots of a man and woman who appear to have flown in from a long distance just to vote in the Referendum. Shots of them in a plane in the snow. Shots of people at polling stations, including Franz Von Papen.

    Troops from the League of Nations overseeing the ballot. Shots of the votes being counted. The result is announced. A cheer goes up when the result is announced.

    N.B. The referendum vote for the Saar to return to German control was on Jan 13 1935, the result was announced on Jan 15. 90% of those voting wanted to return to German rule after being run by the League of Nations.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:18:00 / 01:58:40:00
    UN 60 U

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