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  • Short Summary

    Film about the French electricity generating system.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    Title reads: "Bataille De L'Electricite".


    Various shots of equipment at a French power station / electricity generating station.

    Title superimposed reads: "Fevrier 1938 - 55 millions de KWH".

    Pan across village, Quick shots of people sitting by light bulb. Man sawing wood. Woman milking cow. Coal being placed in boiler. Someone planing wood. Industrial process.

    Title superimposed reads: "Fevrier 1947 - 84 millions de KWH".

    More shots of pylons. People reading in well lit room, machine sawing wood, electrical milking parlour, electric heating, electric plane on wood, large electrically powered factory.

    Title superimposed reads: "1938 - 55 millions de KWH - 1947 - 84 " KWH".

    Nightshots of Paris showing electric lights.

    Interior shots of control room of French National Grid / Electricity supply system. Various shots of control panels and men moving controls in power stations.

    Title superimposed reads: "Production necessaire 93 Millions de KWH".

    Long shot of power station. Shots of building work / construction. Construction of dams for Hydroelectric power. Shots of coal fired power station.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:08:00 / 01:41:23:00
    UN 147 B

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