The Road In The Sky 1931

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    "High up in the Alps, shortening the way from Austria to Munich, men are digging and blasting their way for a new road."

    C/U of a map showing the route of a new road. Panning shot of a mountainous landscape with large number of men at work on road construction: "When the Highway is completed, it will be one of the highest in Europe... a triumph of man over nature." Nice shot of men at work high on the mountainside using electric drills. C/U of man sounding a hunting horn. L/S of men running along railway tracks then an explosion is seen. Earth is blasted out of the side of the mountain. Presumably the hunting horn provides a warning of an impending explosion. M/S of the men at work moving rocks by hand, throwing them into trucks on wheels. L/S of the trucks being pushed across a wooden bridge.

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    51001
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1584.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:52:00 / 01:13:35:00
    Canister:
    PSP 713
    Sort Number:
    PSP 713
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    no comment 1912-1985 other ideas August-Horch-Museum
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen

Related Videos

Hide
Modern Transport

Modern Transport

A new concrete road in Italy has a central guiding section so the driver doesn't have to steer.

Now What's All This About

Now What's All This About

British army called in to stop rioting strikers in Bombay, India.

Assembling Army Trucks

Assembling Army Trucks

Army trucks being assembled in a factory - location of events unknown.

Us Army Snorkel Truck

Us Army Snorkel Truck

New American snorkel truck drives across quite deep water.

Polish Truck Factory

Polish Truck Factory

Polish motor trucks called "Star 20" under construction in factory.

After The Great Advance

After The Great Advance

Distribution of supplies after the 'Big Push'; 1916.

6 Wheel Motors

6 Wheel Motors

British soldiers drive 6 wheel motor trucks about field and along rural roads.

Motor Lorry Climbs Up Pudding Hill

Motor Lorry Climbs Up Pudding Hill

Footage of lorry climbing Pudding Hill.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.
nessie