• Short Summary

    Venetian Gondoliers yesterday (Monday) dropped a threat to burn their picturesque craft but maintained a strong protest against motor launch competition.

  • Description

    Venetian Gondoliers yesterday (Monday) dropped a threat to burn their picturesque craft but maintained a strong protest against motor launch competition.

    The protest made to the city authorities, complained that the ever-increasing number of motor launches plying the canals "competes so strongly with the gondolas that in time gondoliers will disappear".

    Earlier today Gondoliers pulled out of the water and threatened to burn their craft in Saint Mark's Square unless they received safety guarantees.

    They alleged that their gondolas at anchor were being damaged by the wake of passing motor-launches, and that one had been flooded and sunk.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73KYSUC1T703I2YCBW7WIE5M4
    Media URN:
    VLVA73KYSUC1T703I2YCBW7WIE5M4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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