• Short Summary

    Opium harvesting, a woman engineer and timber being transported in Russia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    In Yugoslavia we see several shots of women harvesting opium from poppy fields. They scrape the juices from the poppy seed pods and wipe them on a container. A woman presents her full bag of opium to a man in a suit - the owner of the field? Commentator says the opium is to be used in medicine.

    In the Soviet Union we see a woman engineer in charge of a steel works. Several brief shots of her walking about and speaking to workers at the plant.

    Also in Russia we see various shots of timber in a snow-covered forest area being pulled along by a special lumber train. The logs are strapped onto a carrying contraption that hangs over the elevated rail.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1190.27
    Media URN:
    41022
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:49:00 / 01:52:45:00
    Canister:
    PT 491

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