• Short Summary

    IN HER SECLUDED HOUSE IN THE BLACK FOREST IN WEST GERMANY, THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA OF RUSSIA AWAITS A COURT VERDICT ON HER CLAIM.

  • Description

    1.
    SV ROAD SIGN "UNTERLENGENHARDT, ETC."
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    2.
    LV HOUSE WITH HIGH FENCE SURROUNDED BY TREES
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    3.
    SV DITTO
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    4.
    SV HIGH GATE
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    5.
    CU SIGN "WARNUNG VOR SCHARFEN HUNDEN"
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    6.
    SV CLAIMANT IN GROUNDS WITH DOGS
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    7.
    CU CLAIMANT
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    8.
    SV CLAIMANT STARTS TO SPEAK: (SOF) "BY THIS OPPORTUNITY I SEND ALL BY FRIENDS EVERYWHERE WHO HAVE BEEN ASSISTING ME IN ALL TROUBLES ALL THESE MANY YEARS."
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    9.
    SV CLAIMANT PAN TO DOGS
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    10.
    CU CLAIMANT
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    11.
    CU PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUNG WOMAN
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    12.
    CU ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPH: ANASTASIA AND MOTHER
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    Background: IN HER SECLUDED HOUSE IN THE BLACK FOREST IN WEST GERMANY, THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASIA OF RUSSIA AWAITS A COURT VERDICT ON HER CLAIM. EVER SINCE 1920, SHE HAS BEEN SAYING SHE IS ANASTASIA, YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF NICHOLAS II, THE LAST TSAR OF RUSSIA. NOW, ON FEBRUARY 28, A HAMBURG COURT IS DUE TO DELIVER WHAT COULD BE FINAL VERDICT.

    THE WOMAN IS KNOWN AS ANNA ANDERSON. SHE IS AGED 65.

    HER LONG BATTLE TO BE RECOGNISED BEGAN RECOGNISED BEGAN IN 1920, AND HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH VARIOUS GERMAN COURTS EVER SINCE. TWO FILMS HAVE MADE ABOUT HER.

    HER CASE IS THAT WHEN THE TSAR AND HIS FAMILY WERE EXECUTED BY BOLSHEVIKS IN JULY, 1918, SHE ESCAPED AND MADE HER WAY TO GERMANY.

    TWO COURT JUDGMENTS SINCE THE WAR HAVE FAILED TO FIND FOR HER, BUT IN 1965, THE HAMBURG APPEAL COURT BEGAN A RE-EXAMINATION OF ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THE CASE, PLUS MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. IT IS THIS COURT'S VERDICT WHICH ANNA ANDERSON NOW AWAITS.

    FOR SOME YEARS, SHE HAS BEEN LIVING THE LIFE OF A RECLUSE NEAR UNTERLENGENHARDT IN THE BLACK FOREST. SHE HAS ALWAYS DISCLAIMED ANY INTEREST IN THE ROMONOV FAMILY FORTUNE, SAID TO HAVE BEEN LODGED IN THE BANK OF ENGLAND AND ASSESSED AT GBP10-MILLIONS (STERLING).

    ANNA ANDERSON ALLOWED THIS FILM TO BE SHOT SO AS TO BE ABLE TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED HER IN THE PAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA84JASLYUR2IO27WAPWYVZVVVC
    Media URN:
    VLVA84JASLYUR2IO27WAPWYVZVVVC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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