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    Building the Boulevard Haussmann - Paris 1926.

    Construction; Boulevard Haussmann in Paris; France; 1926. Seems to be a combination of rebuilding / remodelling / repairing buildings damaged by bombs in WWI and working on construction of street. Slow pan on street w/ pedestrians crossing in FG; in BG; sawhorses block off area with some ruined buildings; smoke coming from several small shacks built for construction workers; engineers. In semi-cleared area w/ piles of sand; etc.; 2 workers lifting a long metal rod; some scaffolding at left and more around building in BG.

    Shot of a few more workers passing camera; more bldgs w/ scaffolding in BG. Wide shot reconstruction of big building; workers on top. Next; a good shot: looking down at workers on top of bldg; portions of walls still standing; others are being rebuilt; in BG on rt. part of advertisement painted on wall of adjacent bldg: huge painting of a woman's face; smiling; w/ double chins. Wide shot from roof across st. looks as if workers on ground may be building road; the big unfinished buildings at left. Urban renewal; World War One; aftermath; city planning.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:48:00 / 01:59:35:00
    ON 495 D
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    ON 495 D
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    Trade & Industry
    Cities 1910-45 1920s Paris 1920s Paris
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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