• Short Summary

    IT'S A TEETOTALLERS' EASTER IN SWEDEN. A STRIKE BY WORKERS IN THE NATIONALISED WINE AND?

  • Description

    1.
    LV FERRIES ARRIVE IN HELSINGNOR
    0.05

    2.
    SV DITTO
    0.09

    3.
    SV SWEDES OFF SHIP
    0.16

    4.
    CU WOMAN WITH SHOPPING BASKET
    0.18

    5.
    CU WOMAN WHEELS BASKET
    0.21

    6.
    SV MORE PASSENGERS OFF SHIP
    0.26

    7.
    RV SWEDISH VISITORS WALK ALONG STREET
    0.29

    8.
    SV DITTO
    0.33

    9.
    SV PAN DOWN SIGN 'VINE', PAN DOWN TO PEOPLE LOOKING IN WINDOW
    0.38

    10.
    SCU BOTTLES ON DISPLAY
    0.42

    11.
    CU DITTO
    0.45

    12.
    SV SHOP SIGN IN SWEDISH
    0.49

    13.
    SV INT. BOTTLES ON DISPLAY BEHIND COUNTER
    0.54

    14.
    STV ASSISTANTS SERVING
    0.59

    15.
    SCU BOTTLES TAKEN FROM SHELF
    1.02

    16.
    STV ASSISTANTS SERVING
    1.08

    17.
    SV SWEDES CARRY LADEN BAOS TO FERRY
    1.12

    18.
    SV DITTO
    1.17

    19.
    SV FERRY LEAVES
    1.25

    20.
    SLV DITTO
    1.28



    Initials JT/V/MR/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IT'S A TEETOTALLERS' EASTER IN SWEDEN. A STRIKE BY WORKERS IN THE NATIONALISED WINE AND SPIRITS INDUSTRY HAS SENT THOUSANDS OF THIRSTY PEOPLE LIVING IN SOUTHERN SWEDEN TO DENMARK -- A 15-MINUTE FERRY TRIP AWAY -- FOR LIQUOR.
    FILM SHOWS SWEDES ARRIVING BY FERRY TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE SMALL DANISH TOWN OF HELSINGNOR ARMED WITH SHOPPING BASKETS; SHOPS DISPLAYING LIQUOR; SIGNS IN SWEDISH, AND PASSENGERS RETURNING TO THE FERRY -- THEIR BASKETS FULL.
    THE STRIKE BEGAN IN FEBRUARY AND SHOPS HAVE BEEN DRAINED OF THEIR SUPPLIES. SOME PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SO PARCHED THAT THEY HAVE RESORTED TO STEALING COMMUNION WINE FROM CHURCHES.
    NORMALLY, THE DRUNKENNESS RATE IN STOCKHOLM ON A SATURDAY NIGHT AVERAGES 130 PEOPLE. TODAY IT'S DOWN TO LESS THAN 30. BUT IN HELSINGNOR THE DRUNKENNESS RATE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED.
    PASSPORT RESTRICTIONS WITHIN SCANDINAVIA ARE VERY SLIGHT AND SWEDES HAVE LITTLE TROUBLE IN HOPPING ACROSS THE NARROW STRAIT TO DENMARK. NOT ALL VISITORS GO IN SEARCH OF LIQUOR; MANY DO THEIR REGULAR SHOPPING IN HELSINGNOR.
    A SPECIAL DANISH BEER CALLED EASTER BREW -- VERY STRONG -- HAS PROVED A GREAT SUCCESS. HOWEVER, WINE AND SPIRITS HAVE ALSO HAD THE CASH REGISTERS TINKLING MERRILY.
    BULGING SHOPPING BASKETS ARE CONSPICUOUS ON THE RETURN FERRY TRIP. SWEDES ARE ALLOWED TO BRING BACK SIX BOTTLES OF BEER, ONE LARGE BOTTLE OF SPIRITS AND ONE BOTTLE OF WINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACMWLNLGYJPAG2V5UMQRFBNA3M
    Media URN:
    VLVACMWLNLGYJPAG2V5UMQRFBNA3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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