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    Construction of La Girotte Dam in the Dorinet Valley of France.

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Construction of La Girotte Dam in the Dorinet Valley of France - 1946.

    View of Lake Girotte. Water cascading down mountainside into Lake Girotte. Elevated shots of dam, and surrounding countryside.

    The slope of a mountainside is blasted with TNT to make way for the Dam. Large clouds of dust and smoke cover the landscape. Workmen go back to work after explosion. Workmen using pneumatic drills and breaking rocks with sledgehammers. Rocks loaded onto trolley car to be carted away by small electric engine.

    Various shots of dam under construction, showing wooden scaffolding. Two large cranes swing slabs of concrete into position. Overhead fernicular railway carries load of liquid concrete across the dam to be dumped. Crane dumps concrete onto a section of dam, levelled off by workmen with spades.

    Men construct wooden scaffolding. Roving camera shots of partially completed dam. Elevated view of dam.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:14:00 / 01:58:45:00
    UN 1521 E

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