|Title ID||9319||Collection ID||1247|
|Title||[Girl's Gymnastics Display]|
|Collection||Third Reich Film Material|
|Theme||Wartime And Military|
|Keywords||Clothing Dance Dresses Music National Dress Performing Arts Political Movements Sport Uniforms|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This black and white film opens shows a group of girls from the Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) undertaking outdoor physical training, gymnastic exercises and athletics events, supervised by nuns. Groups of girls in day wear gather to watch the sports events. Women dressed in traditional dresses perform dances and sing together, then sit down for a meal before attending a prize giving ceremony.
This film opens with a group of young women from the Bund Deutscher Mädel (the League of German Girls) undertaking physical training, gymnastic exercises and athletics events, supervised by nuns wearing full habits. Groups of girls in day wear gather to watch the girls compete on a sports field.
A group of girls then play traditional musical instruments whilst pairs of girls dance together wearing traditional dresses with aprons. The girls then sing together before sitting down for afternoon tea in a garden.
Following the meal, they listen to speeches and prizes are awarded. The group then sing together and salute the Third Reich.