A German town celebrates a formidable drinking feat which once saved it from destruction.
Rothenburg, Federal Republic of Germany (Western Germany).
GV. Soldiers in period costume walk past camera (title super over). SV. Man in period costume riding through town on a white horse with soldiers in period uniform alongside. SCU. Towards and past, men in period costume on horse drawn cart with young boys sitting in the back. SCU. Men walking through crowd dressed in period costume. SCU. Soldiers parading through streets on horseback. AS. Period building. CU. Man playing old style trumpet (natural sound). GV. Square filled with people looking at and dancers in the middle. CU. Tilt up soldier in period costume with a flower in the nozzle of his gun. CU. Men playing clarinets. SCU. Goose being held by peasant looking on. LV. Dancers in a cross formation. SCU. Tilt up from feet to dancing. SCU. Man directing dancer's steps by whistling with his fingers between his teeth. LV. Dancers dancing. SCU. Man whistling. LV. Dancers dancing. CU. Man whistling. LV. Dancers in a line. SV. Dancers in a line. SCU. Two sheep in a crowd, pan up to shepherd. SV. Dancers going round in a circle with little man in the middle. GV. Crowd applauding the dance.
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