Various shots of canal building with dredgers and heavy machinery; post-war poverty in scenes of dock workers, mothers queuing for food aid and children queuing for free meals
Salonika, Kozani, Corinth Canal, Greece
Various shots of barefoot workers / dockers unloading material (probably coal) in baskets from barges at the dockside, views down into the hold of a barge, and loading coal onto trucks in railway siding. LS. Row of American Dodge trucks. LS. Pan over derelict harbour buildings. MS. Crane on repair work in Salonika harbour. MS. An American diver surfacing. MS. Crane swinging concrete blocks from jetty into water. LS. A section of the Corinth canal under repair. MS. Concrete blocks being lowered into Salonika harbour as diver in foreground enters water. CU. Notice on crate 'Amag to Salonika'. LS. The airfield at Kozani showing steel mat surface for landing planes in winter. MS and LS. Workmen constructing wooden huts at Salonika to install refugees. They are prefabricated buildings.(11 shots). LS. Crane at work lowering blocks into a harbour, men at work possibly stabilising crane. Various shots of welder at work on metal sheeting. (Badly fogged.) LS. High shot of crane at work on Corinth Canal below, with lorries taking debris away. MS. Bulldozer at work on canal bed. MS. High shot of dredger at work. LS. High shot of bulldozer at work. MS and LS. Crane scooping up earth. LS. High shot of dredger in valley, slow pan showing length of canal. LS. Group of mothers and children by a house awaiting distribution of food. Various shots of one crane dipping into the bed of the canal, another working on the hillside. MS. Greek mothers queuing to receive American / US canned milk. MS and CU. Poorly clad children queuing first for tokens, then for a school meal. Most are barefoot. (6 shots). MS and LS. Mothers queuing for milk (food aid from the USA).(4 shots).
Mute Neg. Cuts 48/26.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 30/8/48