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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Construction of La Girotte Dam in the Dorinet Valley of France - 1946.

    View of Lake Girotte. Water cascading down mountainside into Lake Girotte. Elevated shots of dam, and surrounding countryside.

    The slope of a mountainside is blasted with TNT to make way for the Dam. Large clouds of dust and smoke cover the landscape. Workmen go back to work after explosion. Workmen using pneumatic drills and breaking rocks with sledgehammers. Rocks loaded onto trolley car to be carted away by small electric engine.

    Various shots of dam under construction, showing wooden scaffolding. Two large cranes swing slabs of concrete into position. Overhead fernicular railway carries load of liquid concrete across the dam to be dumped. Crane dumps concrete onto a section of dam, levelled off by workmen with spades.

    Men construct wooden scaffolding. Roving camera shots of partially completed dam. Elevated view of dam.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1946
    Sound:
    mute
    Media URN:
    74726
    hd format:
    2k
    Film ID:
    2321.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:14:00 / 01:58:45:00
    Canister:
    UN 1521 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 1521 E
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Stuff Rural France
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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