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Hungarian film of the visit of Emperor Karl to Pressburg (Pozsonyi, now Bratislava in Czechoslovakia) in Hungary, spring 1917.

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Views of the city, which lies on the Danube, show the statue of the poet Petofi, and of Empress Maria Teresa. The local regiment, No 72 Infantry Regiment, parades through the street. A river steamer approaches the landing-stage. Emperor Karl, Empress Zita with their son Otto, and Adjutant Lobkovitz with their entourage, disembark. With the entourage is an official still cameraman, and numerous press cameramen are in evidence throughout the trip. The Emperor and Empress travel by carriage through the streets, to the cheers of the crowd. At a reception in the open Karl listens to speeches and replies with salutes. Karl and Zita wander over the regimental parade ground. As their open carriage reaches the town synagogue it halts, and the local rabbis pronounce a blessing on Karl. They then drive on to the cathedral where Karl and Zita continue on foot. They are then taken to a local girls' school where the children make presentations to them. They return to the river steamer, and the people wave them goodbye.

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