• Short Summary

    The latest Mississippi riverboat in a US shipyard, and water flows over the Vaalbank Dam.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In a shipyard in the United States of America we see the latest Mississippi riverboat being worked on - it looks nearly finished after two years of construction work. Huge (400 feet long) and streamlined - very futuristic looking (for 1940). Commentator says it is the largest boat ever constructed for excursion service on inland waters.

    In the Transvaal in South Africa, we see various good shots of the Vaalbank Dam, with huge torrents of water flowing through the open sluice gates after heavy rainfall.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1198.28
    Media URN:
    41454
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:54:00 / 01:53:17:00
    Canister:
    PT 518

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