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  • Short Summary

    A religious procession "of the Holy Blood" is held in Bruges and 200,000 people attend.

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    Item title reads - 200,000 people flock to old world city to see centuries old religious procession " of the Holy Blood." Bruges, Belgium.

    L/S of the procession walking slowly through the streets, M/S of ladies wearing white robes and veils carrying a holy icon, others carry banners. M/S of a lady with children carrying her robes, others walk behind with hoods on. M/S as they carry another icon, priests follow. M/S of children in robes and hoods performing a religious dance, a band follows.

    M/S of oxen pulling a model of a stable with the angel outside holding a sign saying "Gloria in Excelsis Deo." Mary and baby Jesus are in the back of the stable. Various shots of the parade, someone holds a model of Jesus with a big cross behind. Various shots of people waving palm leaves. Various shots of the parade with religious icons carried through the streets. A statue of Jesus is carried by men and we see the nativity tableau and palm leaves again.

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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:
    01:36:18:00 / 01:39:40:00
    G 1187

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