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Other titles:THE IMPERIAL VISIT TO PRESSBURG [Translation]
Summary: Hungarian film of the visit of Emperor Karl to Pressburg (Pozsonyi, now Bratislava in Czechoslovakia) in Hungary, spring 1917.
Description: Views of the city, which lies on the Danube, show the statue of the poet Petofi, and of Empress Maria Teresa. The local regiment, No 72 Infantry Regiment, parades through the street. A river steamer approaches the landing-stage. Emperor Karl, Empress Zita with their son Otto, and Adjutant Lobkovitz with their entourage, disembark. With the entourage is an official still cameraman, and numerous press cameramen are in evidence throughout the trip. The Emperor and Empress travel by carriage through the streets, to the cheers of the crowd. At a reception in the open Karl listens to speeches and replies with salutes. Karl and Zita wander over the regimental parade ground. As their open carriage reaches the town synagogue it halts, and the local rabbis pronounce a blessing on Karl. They then drive on to the cathedral where Karl and Zita continue on foot. They are then taken to a local girls' school where the children make presentations to them. They return to the river steamer, and the people wave them goodbye.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Karl I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary (person)
Zita, Empress of Austria-Hungary (person)
Otto, Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary (person)
Lobkowitz (Prince) (person)
Pressburg, Mayor of (person)
Austro-Hungarian Army, Infantry Regt 72 (regiment/service)
Keywords: delegations, Austro-Hungarian national - state (object name)
ships, Austro-Hungarian civilian - inland: river steamer (object name)
journalism and record, Austro-Hungarian - photographer (object name)
religion, Judaism - ceremonial, Austro-Hungarian (object name)
buildings, Austro-Hungarian - religious: cathedral (object name)
First World War, Austro-Hungarian Home Front & 1917 (event)
Hungary & Pressburg (geography)
Hungary & Pozsonyi (geography)
Czechoslovakia & Bratislava, Slovakia (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1009 ft; Running time: 17 mins
Notes: Remarks: a well-made film by the standards of the time; the episode with the rabbis in particular is most impressive. The cameraman is trying hard and is occasionally able to get in with some good close-ups, but all too often his view is blocked by still cameras and pressmen