Scenes of Orkney (clip)
A pre-war Nazi boat arrives at Kirkwall
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An amateur film recording various local events in Orkney. This clip features footage of a launch bearing the German Nazi Swastika with passengers arriving at Kirkwall from a German cruise ship.
Questions & Activities
- What is the emblem on the flag and what does it represent?
- Why do you think a German cruise ship visited Orkney?
- What is signficicant about the date of the film in relation to the Second World War?
- The 1930s was an era of economic depression, who do you think might have been on the cruise ship?
Geography: Chart a possible route of the German cruise ship from a German port to Kirkwall, taking into account stops on the way of interest to tourists.
German / Media Studies: Create a tourist film to attract German tourists to Orkney today.
Art and Design / Technologies: Design a cruise ship for today's passengers taking into account leisure interests but also size, weight, height, depth and structural design of the ship.
English: Write a story about one of the German tourists being a spy. What were they trying to find out? (You could watch the 1939 film of 'The Spy in Black' or read the book by Joseph Storer Clouston as a reference).
Art and Design / German: Design a tourist map of Orkney for German tourists. Photograph or draw some of the historic sites of interest to include on your map.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||English, Modern Languages, German, Technologies, Art and Design, Geography|
|Who||John Stout (filmmaker)|
|Attributes||Black and White, Silent|