Labour Brotherhood. (1930 - 1939)

Film-document №67137 1 part, Black-white to collection Price category G

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Operators: F. Fridlj (F. Friedl), Georg Lemki (Georg Lemki)

Reel №1


Powered Water Smithy, fly spray of water.

The flow of a mountain stream, quiet landscape of a quiet wooded valley.

Panoramic picture of the high Gothic cathedral: this Bergisches house in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia, near the city of Solingen.

Close-up shows a sculpture of the saint lying, pages of ancient books, medieval sword blade.

Blacksmithing skill of the inhabitants of the region goes back to the Middle Ages.

Old map of the county Berg.

Showing ancient fortifications of the castle Burg on the Wupper.

Close-up of swords, set in a row on the front.

Vintage forged chest, inside of which are ancient papers and documents.

Again showing forest landscape, waterfalls, streams and rivers Wupper valley.

Man takes iron beams lying in the yard, and refers to the forge.

Work in the forge.

Blacksmith melt steel.

Difficult, but harmonious work of blacksmiths.


Production of blades of swords and knives.

Panoramic view of the traditional houses of this region of Germany.

Blacksmiths continue to forge the blade and check its strength.

Grinding and sharpening of new blades.

View on mountain stream.

The farmer near the house watering flowers.

Peasant sorts finished blades in a basket.

The interior of a peasant's house.

A peasant woman carries a basket of knives in the city.

She is joined by other women in national costumes with the same baskets.

Women carrying baskets on their heads, going through the woods, cross the river over a bridge.

Baroque decorations on the walls of city buildings (Bergischen Baroque).

An old woman brings to the factory cart.

The man in the factory testing quality blades using a special device.

After the test blades to fasten the handle.

Knives of various sizes ready.

Employees considering new knives.

Key words

Germany, 1930, architecture, North Rhine-Westphalia, geography, history, craft, tradition, blacksmithing, forge, work, Baroque