• Short Summary

    Reconstruction of a Viking settlement - lots of people in costume.

  • Description

    Ellington Park, Ramsgate, Kent.

    Various shots of people in Viking costume including two girls in rather scanty outfits. They are at a reconstruction of a Viking settlement. Some "Vikings" use primitive tools to show how a blacksmith of the time would work. The two young Viking dolly birds seem to be making bread. An old crone walks past the camera carrying a bundle of sticks on her back.

    C/U of Viking woman stirring a pot which hangs above a fire. Man sits beside her combing his long beard (Viggo Hendriksen). Schoolboy in contemporary clothes runs in and tugs his beard. Narrator describes him as a "juvenile delinquent from another age".

    C/Us of a woman in Viking dress who is weaving on an old fashioned loom. All of these descendants of Vikings come from the village of Frederikssund in Denmark. They are in Britain to give a performance of "The Saga of Amled". Various shots of the actors and actresses preparing for a show. It is rumoured that Shakespeare's Hamlet is lifted wholesale from this much older work. Shots of the performers at work.

    L/S of a group of Vikings walking across a stretch of grass. They draw swords and a pretend battle ensues. Lots of clashing of swords.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.22
    Media URN:
    2502
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:30:00 / 01:52:06:00
    Canister:
    CP 243

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