• Short Summary

    Famous German Field Marshal celebrates his birthday.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Von Mackensen's 85th Birthday. Famous German Field Marshal celebrates at Falkenwalde"

    Germany.

    Field-Marshal August von Mackensen arrives with other military officers. He chats to soldiers. He looks through telescope. CU Field-Marshal von Mackensen. VS of Field Marshal (now in dress uniform), he is presented with flowers to mark his birthday.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2731.16
    Media URN:
    80449
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1934 - 1935
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:34:00 / 01:46:36:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 33

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The man in question here is August von Mackensen.

    He became 85 on 6 December 1934. This enables a reduction of the clip's current date range of 1930-39.

  2. British Pathé says

    Great - thanks. We've put the date as 1934-1935 as the dates on our site are for when the film was released rather than originally filmed.

  3. British Pathé says

    We'd love to list both on the site, but we just don't have the information. So for the sake of consistency...

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