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  • Description

    Titles read: "SHORTCIRCUITING [sic] "GIB"!".

    Various locations of events.

    Brief shots of steam trains on railway track, double decker buses on a London street, electric trains and a wide barge on a canal.

    Commentator talks of the plans for a new £100 million canal across France from Bordeaux and Narbonne, linking the Atlantic with the Mediterranean sea and avoiding Gibraltar. Animated diagrams illustrate the plans and show the time that would be saved on several shipping routes from northwest Europe to the Middle and Far East. Several shots are intercut with the diagrams showing ships passing along a canal (Suez?), naval ships at sea near Gibraltar, men working on a ship canal, labourers pouring concrete, brief shots of Suez Canal and the Boulder Dam in Colorado, United States of America.

    The last diagram shows Germany's proposed canal from Berlin to Aleppo.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    40996
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1190.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:58:00 / 01:03:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 486
    Sort Number:
    PT 486
  • Appears in...

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    france
  • Stills

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

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