• Short Summary

    MANY HUNDRED FRANC WORKERS ARE TAKING PART IN THIS CENTURY'S RACE-BETWEEN ITALY AND FRANCE. A?

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    SHOOT OF THE MONTE BLANCH



    SHOOT OF THE PLATEAU



    SHOOT OF THE FIRST HOLE OF THE TUNNEL INTO MONIC BLANCH



    DIFFERENT SHOOT OF THE PLATEAU AND ALSO SHOOT OF THE FIRST HOLE-OR-PART OF THE TUNNEL.



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    SHOOT OF THE PLATE SAYING "DANGER" DIFFERENT SHOOT OF THE WORKS ON THE PLATEAU WHERE WORKERS ARE BUSY WITH FIELDING UP THE PLATEAU - STONE FROM THE TUNNEL WILL BE USED."



    Roll III



    SHOOT OF MONTE BLANCH



    SHOOT OF DRIVING OVER THE FAMOUS PASS "SIMPLON" THIS PASS ARE NORMALLY BEE USED BY THE TOURIST - BUT IT WILL BE CLOSE ON THE WINTER



    MANY CARS ARE NORMALLY STOPPED ON THE HALF WAY. A TUNNEL WILL THEREFOR BE IMPORTANT.




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    Background: MANY HUNDRED FRANC WORKERS ARE TAKING PART IN THIS CENTURY'S RACE-BETWEEN ITALY AND FRANCE. A TUNNEL THROUGH MONTE BLANCH, THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN EUROPE.

    FRANCE AND ITALY ARE NOW BUILDING THE WORLD BIGGEST TUNNEL FROM CHARMONIX IN FRANCE TO AOSTA IN ITALY, AND THE ROAD FROM FRANCE TO ITALY WILL BE 310 KILOMETER SHORTER. FEW MONTHS AGO START FRANCE THE WORK--BUT ITALY START ALREADY LAST YEAR, BUT FRANCE ARE SURE THEY WILL MEET THE ITALIANS ON THE HALFWAY. ITALY ARE ALREADY 600 METER INTO THE TUNNEL.

    THE TUNNEL WILL COST FRANCE ABOUT 20000 MILLION FRANCE, AND WILL BE FINISHED ON 2 YEARS.

    FRANCE WORKERS ARE IN THIS DAYS START ON THE PLATEAU INFRONT OF THE TUNNEL--THEY USE THE STONE THERE ARE DYNAMITE OUT FROM THE TUNNEL. ON THIS PLATFORM THEIR WILL BE PETROL STATIONS-SHOPS-RESTAURANT ETC. ON THE SHOTS IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO SEE THE FIRST PART OF THE HOLE INTO THE MOUNTAIN. REST OF THE ROLL KEEPING SHOTS OF THE PLATFORM THE WINNER OF THE RACE BETWEEN FRANCE AND ITALY WILL GET A PRIX-A CONTRACT ON THE BUILDING OF THE LAST KILOMETER IND THE TUNNEL THIS SINGLE KILOMETER WILL BE IND MANS LAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GJ6R1VLK3WWAUOB6ANZSMPOJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GJ6R1VLK3WWAUOB6ANZSMPOJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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