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Glimpses of Western Germany (1954)

The third of three different travelogues James A. FitzPatrick mined from Hone Glendinning's photography in late 1953 and early 1954. Lots of shots of the Hagenbeck Zoo, churches and streets comparing old and new sections.

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James A. FitzPatrick (uncredited)
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator
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A visit to four West German cities a few years after World War II. In Hamburg, buildings are going up in large numbers, but the destruction of war is still visible. We visit the city's zoo. In Bremen, we see a few landmarks, including the town hall, and a busy river port. In Munich, their cheese and beer is Bavaria's finest. Last, we stop in Heidelberg - no longer the scene of the student prince, yet with old world charm to go with new commerce. The generosity of the victors and a new-found love of peace marks this nation that may one-day unite with the East. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1954 (USA) See more »

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FitzPatrick Traveltalks: Glimpses of Western Germany See more »

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Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)
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Narrator: During the recent world war, over 300,000 buildings, representing more than half of the city's total constructions, were completely destroyed. Although reconstruction has been at an average rate of about 20,000 buildings a year since the war ended, Hamburg, outwardly and inwardly is still suffering from the ravages of war.
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16 June 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Glimpses of Western Germany (1954)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This TravelTalks entry takes us to Munich, Bremen, Hamburg and Heldefberg to see how the country has changed since the end of WWII. The movie plays a few minutes in each city and covers the Berlin Zoo, famous churches, the colleges of Heldefberg as well as some of the streets damaged during the war and what they look like now. This is pretty much right on target for this series as we get some great Technicolor as well as some nice narration by FitzPatrick. As you'd expect we get our history lesson and it's a pretty good one but at the same time I think the film really could have centered more on the country and the various changes that has happened from the war. I think this is the most fascinating aspect of the film yet this is only covered in a very short time.


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