• Short Summary

    - Sharp frost which hit Poland in December last year bound rivers with ice and stopped the inland navigation
    - The barges have been sent for the winter's "rest", where - in spite of mild winter at present - they will stay until April.

    - They undergo repairs and conservation during that period.

    - And so 300 barges are being repaired this winter in the river shipyard in Kozle / in Opole voivodship in Silesia/during the so called "slack season" on the Oder river.

    - At the same time the shipyard will build 27 new barges two tugboats for pushing a chain of barges and two floating cranes during that period.

    - The Kozle shipyard is being developed as the inland navigation in Poland is developing fast.

    - A new, big industrial plant has been put in operation in Stargard Szczecinski, a big, industrial town in Western Pommerania.

    - The People's Republic of Poland gathers with great care all material proofs of the period of Polish statehood birth in the river-basins of the Oder and Vistula rivers.

    - The reconstruction works of objects built by Middle Ages rules of the country are being carried on in Brzeg Opolski, Silesia.

  • Description

    - Sharp frost which hit Poland in December last year bound rivers with ice and stopped the inland navigation
    - The barges have been sent for the winter's "rest", where - in spite of mild winter at present - they will stay until April.

    - They undergo repairs and conservation during that period.

    - And so 300 barges are being repaired this winter in the river shipyard in Kozle / in Opole voivodship in Silesia/during the so called "slack season" on the Oder river.

    - At the same time the shipyard will build 27 new barges two tugboats for pushing a chain of barges and two floating cranes during that period.

    - The Kozle shipyard is being developed as the inland navigation in Poland is developing fast.

    - A new, big industrial plant has been put in operation in Stargard Szczecinski, a big, industrial town in Western Pommerania.

    - The People's Republic of Poland gathers with great care all material proofs of the period of Polish statehood birth in the river-basins of the Oder and Vistula rivers.

    - The reconstruction works of objects built by Middle Ages rules of the country are being carried on in Brzeg Opolski, Silesia. They were the Silesian Piasts, representatives of the first, Polish historical dynasty - the Piasts.

    - The team of conservators working under direction of prof. Kozerski gathers exhibits for the Central Museum of Silesian Piasts.

    - The Olsztyn voivodship in the North of Poland is regarded the most popular touristic region in summer.

    - The forests and lakes of the Mazurian Lakes district are then crowded with domestic and foreign tourists.

    - But in winter the local youths have everything for themselves.

    - "Luxpol" which is the name of the new knitting enterprise has already produced the first series of superb shirts for men and teen-agers.

    - After the construction of the factory is finished over 3 thous. people, mainly women, will find their jobs there.

    - There is a carpet factory in Kowary, Wrocaw voivodship which, as the only factory in Poland produces the Smyrna type carpets.

    - The authentic, hand woven carpets from Smyrna are to be found in museums nowadays.

    - The carpets from Kowary on the other hand are us.ed practically.

    - Thanks to the development of the factory and equipping it with modern machinery the factory compete with results with the known British firms.

    - There are no regular ski tracks as in the mountains though. There are also no ice rinks as in other regions of the country.

    - But winter lasts longer there, there is much more snow and the frost is harder.

    - The natural conditions for winter rest are excellent though not always safe as some people say.

    - That's why request has been made to local authorities to construct special areas for winter sports and rest.

    - Chimney-sweeps - one of the already exotic, dying out profession in Poland.

    - But they are still popular and received well.

    - And so i.e. they traditionally pay visits on the New Year Day.

    - To meet a chimney-sweep in the morning is - according to old Polish beliefs - a good sign for the whole day.

    - The profession of a chimney-sweep was always a Man's profession. It was a dream of every boy as today the profession of an airman or a sailor is.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6PWV4MFP5JZMHK7MQL3SBD2JS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PWV4MFP5JZMHK7MQL3SBD2JS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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