• Short Summary

    We see various events in the Swiss Highland Games such as flag throwing and wrestling.

  • Description

    Switzerland.

    M/S men in traditional Swiss costume blow a fanfare on their trumpets, this is to herald their Highland Games. Various shots of a number of outdoor events which include throwing flags in the air, (a man blows an alpenhorn while the event takes place), throwing a big stone into a ring, and a wrestling match where the object is to dump your opponent on the ground. There are various shots of the crowd watching, many of them are in period costume.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    253.05
    Media URN:
    3421
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:42:00 / 01:27:48:00
    Canister:
    CP 465

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This footage looks to have been filmed in two separate locations - up to 0:24 we see what is currently an unidentified location somewhere near a lake, however from 0:24 onwards the action takes place beside the village church up in the Alps at Wengen.

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