• Short Summary

    The Duke of Edinburgh had a rapturous welcome when he visited the mighty Bhakra and Nangal Dam in the Indian Punjab, Jan 25.

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    Roll No. 1



    LS of the Special train steaming into the Nangal dam station.



    Shot of Nangal Dam station sign board taken from the moving train as also the decorated platform and waiting people.



    Different shots of the Duke alighting from the train, being received by the Governor of Punjab Mr. Gadgil and other officials.



    LS of the Nangal dam water falling into the Nangal canal.



    LS of the Duke's motorcade arriving and Duke alighting.



    Different shots of the Duke going round the Nangal dam.



    Roll No:2



    Top LS of the rushing waters of Nangal dam.



    Different shots of the Nangal Dam.



    MLS of the Duke going round the Nangal Dam.



    Top LS of the motorcade winding through the SHIVALIK HILLS on way to Bhakra Dam site.



    Another shot of the motorcade winding its way.



    MLS of the Bhakra Dam.



    LS of the Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the Dam site.



    Back LS of the Duke watching the Dam.



    Different shots of the Dam.



    Roll No: 3



    Several different shots of the heavy cranes at work for concreting work on the Bhakra Dam.



    Different shots of the Duke going round the dam with helmet on his head.



    Different shots of the Dam.



    Roll No: 4



    LS of the Dam.



    LS of the concrete batching plant.



    LS of the conveyor belt taking the concrete.



    LS of the Duke arriving to inspect concrete batching plant from a high spot.



    MS of the Duke watching the plant.



    LS of the Duke arriving at the top of the dam.



    Different shots of the dam from the top and Duke watching.



    LS of the Duke walking down to inspect the concrete batching plant.



    LS (In between) of the Duke watching the dam from the top.



    LS of the Duke climbing up from the Concrete batching plant.



    Back LS of the Duke driving away from the Dam.



    Roll No: 15



    MLS of a fruit seller in Chandigarh.



    LS of a block of new buildings in Chandigarh.



    LS of the Duke's motorcade arriving in Chandigarh and being cheered by hundreds assembled.



    MS of people cheering.



    Different shots of buildings in Chandigarh. (One shot in between of the sun breakers.)




    Initials S-D/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Duke of Edinburgh had a rapturous welcome when he visited the mighty Bhakra and Nangal Dam in the Indian Punjab, Jan 25. Thousands of dam workers lined the route as he was driven by car from the Bhakra Dam site to the Nangal.

    The Governor of the Punjab, Mr. Gadgil accompanied the Duke. At both dams Prince Philip inspected various aspects of the work. This great project will eventually quench the thirst of great tracts of acrid Punjab land and enable vast agricultural plans to be undertaken.

    From the Nangal site back to Bhakra, a zig-zag route through the majestic mountains. Mr. Slocum, the American Adviser on the project - who is paid [QUERY]22,000 sterling a year and has six months leave each year in the USA - was introduced to the Duke of Edinburgh.

    With a safety helmet on, the Duke toured the site - clambering up the surrounding hills, watching the workmen, asking questions. After his tour of inspection he was driven the 65 mile journey to Chandigarh - Punjab's new capital, designed by the French architect, La Corbusier.

    A bold and imaginative town, which gives a glimpse of the India of the future. An outstanding feature of each house in the sunobreaker - it helps keep the house cool in summer but traps the warmth in winter.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0NIDJC0WSJIQHK0Q5MZSZP2O
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0NIDJC0WSJIQHK0Q5MZSZP2O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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