• Short Summary

    Views of the Lloyd Barrage in India.

  • Description

    Full Title reads: "'and the desert shall blossom like the rose!' The Viceroy of India opens the Lloyd Barrage - bringing fertility to over 5 million acres."

    Lloyd Barrage, India.

    Men gathered on a dais . Two of them stand beside a microphone.

    C/U part of the dam, showing iron work and rushing water.

    Large group of pith helmeted men walking under bridge. Several of them are soldiers.

    Long view of the Suka Dam (sp?) also known as the Lloyd Barrage. It is described as the greatest irrigation scheme in the world.

    Different angle of the dam and the waters before it. Different angle of the dam. The arches of the dam reflect in the water.

    (Spacing inserted - story ends abruptly)

    (Commentary notes that Mr Gandhi says the British presence in India is the 'curse of his country' but this dam will provide great benefits.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    663.03
    Media URN:
    4772
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:58:00 / 01:02:40:00
    Canister:
    32/9

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