• Short Summary

    Londoners celebrate all things Swiss - watches, edelweiss, crossbows and chocolate.

  • Description

    Title reads: "It's Swiss Fortnight".


    Various shots two girls outside Park Lane House in Swiss national costume, they pin edelweiss to passer-by's lapels.

    Interior of Park Lane House: people looking at Swiss watches on show. C/U watches in glass case. C/U diamond encrusted watch. C/U people looking at tray of watches. Various extreme C/Us of watches on a tray, a woman's fingers points at them. Amongst them are the smallest watch in the world, identical his and her watches and a watch built into a Victoria imitation £5 piece.

    M/S archery expert August Hollenstein showing group of Chelsea Pensioners a Swiss crossbow. Panning C/U pensioners. C/U Mr. Hollenstein loading the crossbow. Back view as Hollenstein fires the bow. C/U target as arrow hits it.

    Interior of ward at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital: the Swiss Ambassador hands out chocolate to the sick children. C/U small boy being given chocolate. C/U Peter von Bergen aged 10 in Swiss costume and Doris Schaffeur handing chocolate to six year old Alan John White of Stepney who is in bed. C/U Ambassador. C/U Alan White eating chocolate - most of it is smeared around his mouth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:25:00 / 01:42:32:00

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