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  • Short Summary

    Adolf Hitler wields his spade to start the building of Germany's Autobahns.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Frankfurt-am-Main. Work For 300,000! Herr Hitler inaugurates great state road scheme which will extend to the Swiss Frontier and take 10 years to build."

    Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

    Large crowd of men stand with shovels over their shoulders.

    The Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler stands in front of crowd. Children are held back - they want his autograph.

    Hitler gives speech (mute). Cut aways to workers with shovels. At the end of the speech people give Nazi salute. Hitler picks up ceremonial shove.

    Various shots of parade of men carrying shovels.

    Hitler sticks his shovel into the ground.

    Crowds give salute.

    A tipper full of earth is emptied out in front of the Fuhrer. Hitler steps forward and begins to dig away at the pile of soil with his spade. Great CU of Hitler digging.

    N.B. This is the ceremonial start of Hitler's plans for the Autobahn programme of motorways.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    725.34
    Media URN:
    6501
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1933
    Sound:
    mute
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:57:00 / 01:55:15:00
    Canister:
    33/79

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