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    Piazza del Duomo, Milan and Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Italy.

    Documentation on file, first May day workers day, the statue of Christ the Worker is offered by the Christian Workers to the Pope.

    Various LS. in Main Square of Milan, where representatives of workers are assembled, to attend a particular ceremony. GV. of Square with crowds. MS. From view helicopter on ground, with propellor revolving. CU. of the bronze statue of Christ with helicopter in background propellor casting a slight shadow over the statue. Ground to Air shot of helicopter taking off and in air. Various LS. of helicopter arriving at Rome, and of crowds of people greeting it, men unloading the statue of Christ from helicopter and placing it in the Square. LS. MS. CU. of Pope addressing workers gathered in piazza S Pietro & through radio, a message from Vatican Basilica.


    Note: The event took place on 1st May 1956.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:49:00 / 01:33:50:00
    UN 2842 A
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    UN 2842 A
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    1950s Milan
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on May 1 1956.

    The statue is not "Christ as a worker" but "Christ the Worker". It weighed 12 stones and was made from bronze.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this.

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