• Short Summary

    German President Hindenburg pays a visit to the Rhineland after end of occupation.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Germany. Their beloved Rhine ... Free! President Hindenburg has rapturous reception as his first tour of the liberated Rhineland."

    Speyer and Mainz, Rhineland, Germany.

    CU German President Paul von Hindenburg and unidentified man in car. They are driven along through crowd lined streets.

    Exterior views of Speyer cathedral / church.

    Shots of steam boats on the river Rhine.

    Shots of children waving flags. Car bearing Hindenburg is driven over bridge. More shots of crowds. Mayor of Mainz, Karl Külb, makes speech standing next to modern piece of sculpture. Hindenburg is listening.

    More shots of Hindenburg being driven past crowds. Shots of young boys raising banners. Shot of Hindenburg with men behind giving early Nazi style salutes.

    Exterior views of civic building.

    N.B. The Rhineland had recently been removed from occupation by foreign powers.

    Note: Researcher indicates that the car drives over the Straßenbrücke (Theodor Heuss Bridge) in Mainz, and that the Schillerplatz is where the monument is unveiled. Film also contains shots of the Osteiner Hof (Mainz) and Mainz Stadthalle (Town Hall).

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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:
    01:53:01:00 / 01:54:23:00

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