• Short Summary

    Protestants meet in Amsterdam; Siege of Berlin; Great ceremony in Cologne Cathedral.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE CHURCH FACES A CHALLENGE".

    Amsterdam, Holland (Netherlands). World Council of Protestant Churches meeting. Long shot of the delegates assembling outside Amsterdam church for the World Council of Protestant Churches meeting in Amsterdam. Pan with delegates entering church. Close up shot of an African delegate giving autograph. Pan with two British bishops entering church.

    General view, interior of church. Delegates moving in procession to altar. Various priests from different nations slowly walking past. Top view of the delegates in procession nearing altar. Angle shot, English clergy walking past camera. Various delegates walking slowly past. Bishops taking their places at the altar. Pan along delegates singing hymn - several shots. Bishops at altar singing. Archbishop Germanos (Greece) and Reverend D. T. Niles (Ceylon / Sri Lanka) singing hymns. Delegates singing, pan up church windows.

    Berlin, Germany. Siege of Berlin - West drops supplies from air.
    Long shot of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. Several shots of the money changing crowds. Crowd outside magistrate's office. Pan along queues outside shops. Crowds in front of bombed church. High angle shot of the crowd. Man in crowd arguing and walking away. Housewives talking. Old woman at stall. Old man in market place.

    Plane passing over church spire. People watching plane from street. Plane flies high over building. Plane flies low over airfield. Sunderland landing on lake. Closer shot of the plane taxiing. Sunderland flying boat on lake. Truck moving up to plane. Close up shot of a box put onto rollers. Close up shot of crates handed from plane to man in truck. Close up shot of sacks coming down roller. Close up shot of boxes on roller. Boxes being unloaded from plane.

    Crowd outside bakery. Close up shot of a man looking into bakers' window. Interior of the shop. Close up shot of rolls and bread on tray. Woman serving.

    Pan, ambulance driving up to scene of plane crash - one of the American aid planes crushed into a house. Wreckage pushing from house top. Soldiers scrambling over plane wreckage. Close up shot of plane's undercarriage. Pan, tail unit. Pan, the main fuselage. Little girl laying wreath. Close up shot of memorial tablet. Plane flying over house tops. Four-engined plane. Air to air shot, plane of 334th troop. Jets flying over airfield. American jets flying over airfield. Jets coming into land. Jets taxiing to stop. Close up shot of pilot climbing out of plane.

    Cologne, Germany. Celebration of 700 anniversary of Cologne Cathedral. General view of Cologne Cathedral. Shot between pillars of Cathedral. Angle shot and C/U, architecture of Cathedral. Several shots inside Cathedral - men cleaning and decorating. Men lowering organ pipes into position. Men cleaning state. Nun dusting altar. Women cleaning floor. Nuns putting chairs into position. Angle shot, exterior, spires of Cathedral - banners in foreground.

    Top view of religious procession winding way through bombed streets to cathedral. Pan, the "Holy Three Kings" shrine - most precious relic of cathedral, being carried along in procession. Bishops and clergy in procession. Holy shrine being carried up steps of cathedral. Pan, Cardinal Frings, Archbishop of Cologne. Pan, Prince Guillio Pacelli in procession. Prince Guillio Pacelli walks up steps of cathedral.

    Top shot, interior, procession entering. Holy Shrine being carried up the aisle to altar. Interior, top view, massed crowds listening to service outside cathedral. Crowds and clergy on steps. Crowds listening to service - several shots. Cathedral and flags. Pictorial shot of Cologne Cathedral.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:26:00 / 01:22:09:00

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