• Short Summary

    Throughout Italy, gifts are exchanged by young and old on Jan 6, the day of Epiphany.

  • Description

    1.
    TV Traffic on the Piazza Venexia
    0.05

    2.
    LV Police on rostrum surrounded by gifts
    0.06

    3.
    LV People watch
    0.11

    4.
    SV Policeman among gifts
    0.17

    5.
    SV View policeman through balloons
    0.20

    6.
    CU Policeman
    0.23

    7.
    SV Crowd
    0.25

    8.
    SCU Police receives gift from taxi driver
    0.30

    9.
    LV Circus animals arrive
    0.35

    10.
    CU Clowns
    0.37

    11.
    CU Policeman
    0.40

    12.
    LV Camel
    0.45

    13.
    SV Elephant gives present to policeman
    0.50

    14.
    LV Elephants around rostrum
    0.53

    15.
    RV Elephants walk away
    0.57

    16.
    CU Policeman
    1.00

    17.
    CU PAN..gifts of sweets at policeman's feet
    1.04

    18.
    LV Policeman surrounded by gifts in the Piazza Flume
    1.09

    19.
    SV DITTO
    1.13

    20.
    CU DITTO
    1.16

    21.
    LV DITTO
    1.20



    Initials KJ/V/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Throughout Italy, gifts are exchanged by young and old on Jan 6, the day of Epiphany. In Rome the traffic police - not always so popular for the rest of the year - receive their fair share.

    At all the main road junctions in the city where there is a policeman on point duty, boxes and baskets filled with present pile up beside the guardian of the law, who - for once - shows no concern about the incessant honking of horns and hooters.

    A travelling circus - usually a headache for the local police because of many traffic jam caused by small herds of slow-trotting elephants - send artistes animals to pay their respects with handsome gifts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALSP4DK08K8DMUF9HMKKMRNGZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAALSP4DK08K8DMUF9HMKKMRNGZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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