• Short Summary

    Swedish documentary made shortly after WW2 showing coach trip through devastated Europe.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Trip by Swedish Trans European Lines Coach from Helsingborg, Sweden to Italian Alps, Italy. Swedish documentary made shortly after end of World War 2.

    Various shots Helsingborg beside water / river. L/S Kronborg Castle, Denmark. M/S coach driving off ferry onto quayside. Point of view shot taken through windscreen of moving coach. Interior shots of coach showing passenger, including Miss Wedin, Italian Colonel, a Frenchman and Johannson couple.

    German frontier station at Krusa, Danish German Frontier. M/S coach. M/S Union Jack flag. Panning shot of coach on bridge over Kiel Canal, Germany. Pan from coach to ruins of Dammtor station, Hamburg. Various shots of ruined station. Various shots German civilians in street - they are poorly dressed and look forlorn. Various shots tourists in cellar of bombed building. Various shots tourists handing out food to civilians, some are former servicemen. Travelling shot from coach of civilians on pavement. L/S coach starting up. Various shots of coach travelling through badly bombed area of city, hardly any buildings remain. C/U coach passenger sleeping.

    Two shots through windscreen of travelling coach. Various shots German children approaching parked coach, they sell artificial flowers to the tourists. M/S tank on tank carrier. Travelling shot as coach passes snow covered British war cemetery near Soltau. Travelling shot from coach as it enters Hanover - more extreme bomb damage. Various shots of bombed area. Tourists wander around ruins. More shots bomb site.

    Travelling shot as coach goes along Autobahn. Various shots stewardess making sandwiches in coach kitchen. The coach parks at side of road and the passengers get out and wash their hands in the snow. One of the coach tyres are repaired. Various shots passengers eating sandwiches. M/S petrol filling station. M/S German children crowding around tourists for sweets. The coach has parked next to another coach, the two stewardesses chat.

    Various shots tourists walking over bridge in scenic Basle, Switzerland. General view of lake near Basle, seagulls fly overhead. Various shots flower market. Travelling shots from coach showing valley near the Simplon Pass. Shots of snow covered roads and villages seen through windscreen. Various shots men shovelling snow off road in Domodossola, Italy. General views of scenery around Domodossola. Travelling shot along road approaching Alps.

    M/S tourists leaving bus at Stresa. General views of Lago Maggiore (Lake Maggiore). General views of tourists walking beside lake. Travelling shots along lake. Travelling shot from coach as it approaches mountains, passing lake and trees. Sunset over lake. Various shots tourists skiing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:34:00 / 01:56:38:00
    UN 1906 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Halsingborg" should read Helsingborg, (3 changes needed inc tags).

    "Castle of Kronborg" is Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark, (also known as Elsinore).

    "Krusaa" should read Krusa.

    Pictured between 10:56 and 11:20 is one of the Borromean Islands.

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