Detail

Title ID 9319Collection ID1247
Title[Girl's Gymnastics Display]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionThird Reich Film Material
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military
KeywordsClothing Dance Dresses Music National Dress Performing Arts Political Movements Sport Uniforms
Location
LocalDüsseldorf area (?)
NationalGermany Europe
Credits
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for details
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:07:50:08
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

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.

Description

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.