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Bavarian Holiday
Description: A U.S. Army film about a soldier's visit to the Konigssee Restcenter recreation resort in Germany.
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Clip #: TFA-347B
Length: 18:40
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Subject: Military
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, U.S. Army, Germany, Bavaria, soldier writing letter, Königssee Rest Center, recreation center, Bavarian Alps, truck of soldiers driving into rest center past “this is it brother” and “slow, men resting” signs, soldiers getting out of truck and looking around, PAN recreation center, soldiers listening to G.I. desk clerk tell them guidelines and registering, soldiers being shown to room, porter pointing to button for valet service, soldier testing bed, taking shower, having shoes polished, and getting shave and haircut, woman ringing dinner bell, soldiers dining in mess hall with piano accompaniment, waitresses serving pitchers of beer and food to soldiers seated at table, soldier continuing to write letter, Berchtesgaden, street scenes, soldier walking through town, men, women and children wearing traditional Bavarian attire, young men wearing lederhosen leading donkeys, man wearing Bavarian hat smoking pipe, truck running on charcoal, woman carrying wheeled shopping bag, soldiers looking at Mount Watzmann in distance, soldiers looking at rest center bulletin board, soldier fishing, soldiers horseback riding, playing horseshoes, volleyball, darts, table tennis, bowling, soldiers and Red Cross nurse taking sightseeing boat ride up Lake Königssee, soldier talking with Red Cross nurse and lighting her cigarette, cross on rock face commemorating pilgrims who drowned in 1688, Echo Point, Echo Chamber, boat captain playing bugle to demonstrate echo, soldiers and nurse applauding, St. Bartholomew's Church and surrounding buildings on shore, St. Bartholomä, waterfall, man in boat fishing with net, soldier noticing Red Cross nurse’s wedding ring while lighting her cigarette and that she wears husband’s pin who is major in paratroops, soldier continuing to write letter, soldiers exploring countryside along lake on foot and stopping at cabin to buy postcards, soldiers and nurse walking into old church, herd of cows decorated with flowers, cattle, soldier continuing to write letter, locals putting on show for soldiers, soldier seated with other soldiers disappointed to see nurse arriving with other man, men and women dressed in traditional Bavarian attire singing with musical accompaniment, singers clapping hands while performing, folk music, soldiers applauding, man playing accordion, woman performing folk dance, folk dancing, soldier continuing to write letter, soldiers visiting Hitler’s home Berghof at Obersalzberg, sergeant pointing out locations on display of Obersalzberg, soldiers exploring Obersalzberg and looking at wall with autographs of U.S. soldiers who have visited after bombing, war correspondent painting picture of Obersalzberg, mountain view from large picture window in Berghof, on way back soldiers stopping off at native woodcarver’s hut, woodcarving, soldier buying Madonna woodcarving, soldier continuing to write letter, soldier wearing robe sleepily walking out onto balcony, women singing from boat on way to church, soldiers getting into truck and driving past “you had it brother” sign while exiting Königssee rest center

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