• Short Summary

    Olympic Games, Berlin, Germany, 1936, opening ceremony, Olympic flame, torch, Adolf Hitler, Nazi salute, Swastika, Japan, USA, Italy, Fritz Schilgen, Rudolf Ismayr, Olympic oath

  • Description

    NB This story is a duplicate of 'Olympic Sports In Berlin AKA 11th Olympiad', film ID 873.40. Check for best quality. Athlete running along Berlin street carrying the Olympic torch to the Olympic stadium. Nice wide angle of car carrying Chancellor Adolf Hitler as it drives down road lined with people and Swastika flags, Hitler standing up at the front of the open top car. Brief aerial shot of Hitler's car approaching the stadium, then wide shot of Hitler receiving flowers from a young girl. Hitler and generals performing Nazi salute, and spectators also doing Nazi salute. Brief close ups of teams marching in opening ceremony, including Great Britain, Italy, with the Italian athletes performing Nazi salute, Japan, then Japanese flags being waved in the crowd. Close ups of more teams marching, including USA, and Germany, with their flag bearer carrying a Swastika. Close up Hitler and generals performing Nazi salute on balcony, then German team marching past performing Nazi salute. Close up Hitler, with audio, declaring the games open. Pigeons that have been released flying above crowd. Various shots teams marching, and pigeons flying. Row of cannons fired, and flags flying above stadium. Wide angles of stadium, then German athlete Fritz Schilgen enters the stadium with the Olympic torch. Schilgen runs up steps towards flame, then veteran German athlete Rudolf Ismayr taking the Olympic oath surrounded by Swastika flags. Wide angles of flags in stadium, then pictures end abruptly.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:03:33 / 10:05:45

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