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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Opening of Donzere-Mondragon Dam by French President Vincent Auriol - France.

    General view of the Dam and Canal. Auriol arriving in car. M/S Auriol standing to attention. C/U of French soldiers. M/S of Monsieur Bollaert, President of the Campagnie Nationale Du Rhone, arriving. Auriol enters boat that will take the party to Power Station. M/S of group - Auriol, Bollaert and others.

    General view of the River Rhone. Various shots of Auriol and others on boat, travelling down River Rhone. M/S of the French Tricolour flying. People watch the boats going past from the river banks.

    L/S of President's boat entering the Canal. Loch gates in operation. General view of the Dam Power House. C/U of swirling water. M/S of engineer operating controls. Auriol disembarking from boat and shaking hands with officials. General view of Dam and Canal. Full screen C/U of water rushing past camera.

    C/U of Auriol looking out over the Dam. Various shots of boats in empty loch. L/S of ship passing through sluice gates. L/S of people watching from roadway. L/S of ship passing through loch. General views of the Dam and Canal.

    Interior shots of Power Station. Men at work on consul boards. Dials and clocks in control room. General view of high-powered electrical pylons. General view of the Power Station building. Auriol and others milling about inside Power Station. M/S of Auriol pressing the switch to set Dam in action (very dark). More interiors of Power Station.

    Various shots in a banquet hall where hundreds of guests are sitting at tables. C/Us of various officials listening to Auriol's speech. Some look on the verge of dropping off.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:33:00 / 01:41:24:00
    UN 2480 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2480 A
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    Religion & Politics Trade & Industry
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