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Title:HOLIDAY SCENES IN PRE-WAR SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 5219
Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY UNKNOWN BRITISH FAMILY [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur film shot by a British family on a motoring tour through Switzerland and Germany records scenes of contemporary and historic significance: Richard Wagner's house Tribschen beside Lake Lucerne, plaque to Queen Astrid of Belgium (killed in car crash 29 August 1935), grape harvesting, colourful street demonstration by animal lovers (dressed as animals) of the Société Genevoise pour la protection des animaux on World Animal Day, tourists outside Heidelberg Castle, swastika plaque to nearby Ziegelhausen, memorial to Graf Zeppelin at Konstanz, Hitler Youth boys and girls (Bund deutscher Mädchen) parading through town, ragged German (?) children gesturing at camera, and finally loading aboard of car at Ostend (Belgium).