• Short Summary

    VENICE, A CITY WHICH THROUGH THE AGES HAS DEPENDED ON THE ADRIATIC FOR ITS LIVING, AT ONE TIME AS A RICH TRADING PORT, NOW AS A TOURIST CENTRE, HAS RECENTLY BECOME TOO CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH ITS LIFEBLOOD, THE SEA.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PEOPLE WALK ON PLANKS ABOVE FLOODS.
    0.02

    2.
    SV PAN TO GV TABLES AND CHAIRS IN FLOODED SQUARE.
    0.08

    3.
    GV FLOODS.
    0.11

    4.
    GV DITTO.
    0.14

    5.
    SV TWO WOMEN WALK THROUGH FLOOD WATER.
    0.18

    6.
    GV MAN CARRIED THROUGH FLOODS.
    0.23

    7.
    SV TO LV MAN ON BARROW PUSHED THROUGH WATER.
    0.30

    8.
    SV WOMEN ON BARROW PUSHED THROUGH FLOOD WATER.
    0.35

    9.
    GV TO SV GROUP OF PEOPLE ON BARROW
    0.44

    10.
    SV TWO WOMEN ON BARROW.
    0.51

    11.
    SV & LV PEOPLE WALK ON PLANKS ABOVE WATER.
    0.56

    12.
    GV DITTO.
    1.00



    Initials AA/RAI/MGT/ES AA/RAI/MGT/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VENICE, A CITY WHICH THROUGH THE AGES HAS DEPENDED ON THE ADRIATIC FOR ITS LIVING, AT ONE TIME AS A RICH TRADING PORT, NOW AS A TOURIST CENTRE, HAS RECENTLY BECOME TOO CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH ITS LIFEBLOOD, THE SEA.

    THE NORMAL HIGH TIDES OF THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WHIPPED BY UNUSUAL WINDS, HAVE BROUGHT THE SEA BEYOND THE DOORSTEPS OF THE VENETIANS.ST.MARK'S SQUARE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A LAKE.IN SOME PLACES THE WATER REACHED THE 115 CENTIMETRE MARK (ABOUT 4 FEET).

    IN A CITY WHERE THE STREETS ARE CANALS AND BOATS THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF TRANSPORT, FLOODS MIGHT HAVE BEEN THOUGHT TO PRESENT LITTLE PROBLEM.BUT THE SHALLOW DEPTH OF THE WASTER OVER THE COBBLED PAVEMENTS MADE BOAT RESCUE IMPRACTICABLE, AND SO HAD-CART WAS THE MOST OBVIOUS METHOD.WHERE POSSIBLE THE CITY AUTHORITIES PUT PLANKING OVER FLOODED STRETCHES TO ALLOW THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF CANALS TO GO ABOUT THEIR NORMAL LIFE WITHOUT GETTING TOO WET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAI77SR58239DR0YVYL366KR1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI77SR58239DR0YVYL366KR1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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