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  • Short Summary

    Montage of footage from beer festival, remembrance service and war memorial in Germany.

  • Description

    Southern Germany - beer festival, remembrance service, war memorial - 1920s.

    Montage of shots cutting back & forth between scenes. Crowd in public square; people sit at long narrow tables or boards; drinking beer from steins; many First World War veterans present.

    Rifle salute at remembrance service. Small band playing on porch.

    Shot put contest; man throwing.

    War remembrance activities. Parade in park and on city street; marchers in many types military uniforms.

    People at beer fest pose lifting steins and drinking; big smiles all around; women wear cloche hats. Men shouting or singing drunkenly; some of them climbing up on something. Pan over square looking down at crowd of beer drinkers. CU 2 men on a bench both remove their hats; pick up mugs of beer; drink; set mugs down & replace hats - all simultaneously!

    Large park w/ castle in distance. Various shots of war memorial (statue of naked Teutonic males holding up sword); wreath; Field Marshall / President Paul von Hindenburg giving speech; etc.

    Patriotism; alcoholic beverages; monuments; ceremonies; recreation; fun.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:28:00 / 01:51:02:00
    ON 262 I

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