Kaiser Wilhelm II arrives to officially open Germany's new Olympic Stadium near Berlin.
Berlin Germany Date:1913, June 8 Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Official opening of Germany's Olympic stadium (Deutsches Stadion) on the 25th Anniversary of the Kaiser's coronation. Kaiser Wilhelm and Empress Augusta Viktoria, in their carriage, drive into the center of the new stadium grounds (Deutsches Stadion) built near Berlin, to host the 1916 Olympics. They are accompanied by several horse guards. The Kaiser is dressed in Hussar uniform including fur Busby adorned with Totenkopf (Death Head) emblem. The Royal couple step from their carriage. In next sequence, they are seen silhouetted with a number of dignitaries, under a canopy. Members of various athletic clubs parade across the grounds, carrying banners and flags, many adorned with award ribbons. The Kaiser watches from under the canopy, with Empress Augusta Viktoria, standing behind him. The Kaiser salutes some marchers. A large contingent of girls marches past, all dressed in dark skirts and white blouses. Bicyclists race around a track, as spectators watch from the stadium stands. A formation of men and one of women perform calisthenics in unison on the field. Another glimpse under the canopy, shows the Empress conversing with an officer behind her, dressed in Hussar garb, similar to the Kaiser, who continues to salute as various groups pass in review.
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