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    Carnival parade in Nice, Southern France.

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    Nice, South of France.

    Title: "Greatest of Carnivals. Gaily clad revellers ... with many weird figures ... throng the famous Riviera Resort, in the glorious sunshine".

    High angled shot of a parade of carnival floats winding through a crowd lined square. High angled shot of one of the floats, appears to be a giant model of a person sitting on a throne. High angled shots of the parade coming through the square, men with big head gnome costumes pass the crowds. High angled panning shot follows a horse drawn float with giant figures on.

    M/S of a group of men and women in fancy dress doing the cancan on the back of a float, tilt up to show a gigantic papier mach model of a boy towering above them. High angled shot of a horse drawn float that looks a little like Santa Clau's sleigh. M/S of a horse drawn float carrying huge models of a man, a woman and a child, people on the float dance as it passes the camera.

    M/S of a truck float decorated to look like a steam engine with a giant model of a man hanging out of the driver's cabin. M/S of a float that resembles a ship with a giant model of a woman in white on it. M/S of people dressed as tea cups dancing about in the parade, several floats follow.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:49:00 / 01:22:22:00
    G 1267

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