A Colossal Task 1932

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    Full title reads: "Rome. A Colossal Task - 40 ton solid marble statue of St. John Eudes hoisted by 700 year-old crane that has raised every other statue to crown the wonderful Basilica of St. Peters."

    Vatican City, Rome, Italy.

    High angle shot. People gathered round watching men turn large horizontal wheel to which ropes are attached. The ropes are part of a crane mechanism.

    Ropes attached to crate in back of lorry. People are watching the men at work.

    Closer shot of men turning the spokes of the crane wheel.

    Ropes attached to the crate in the lorry become tight.

    The crate has been pulled up the steps and is now sitting in front of the entrance.

    Interior of Saint Peter's. People are gathered around the scaffolding. Different angle of the scaffold. Closer shot of the statue being attached by ropes. C/U head of statue with men climbing round it.

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    01:19:41:00 / 01:20:42:00
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