Road building in the Italian Alps.
Full title reads: "Conquering the Mountains".
Road building in Italian Alps, Italy.
Various L/Ss of Mount Pasubio (scene of battle during World War One). L/S of workmen on slope of mountain, breaking boulders. M/S of group of men outside hut, they a crowded around a map / plan. More L/S of mountains. M/S of workmen with pick axes over shoulders walking on mountain track. M/S of sign: "Strada delle Gallerie" (sign for roadworks?). Various shots of workmen building road; they chip away at rock face with pick axes and lump hammers, some men scale rock face using ropes. One man uses long pole to dislodge boulder. Various C/Us of pneumatic drill being used. More shots of workmen road building. M/S of crowd of workmen walking through tunnel in rocks.
L/S of road winding down mountain side. Various shots of truck, with lots of workmen crowded on the back, driving down mountain road. C/U of sign: "Strada del Pasubio, km 17,780" (Pasubio Road - 17, 780 kilometres). Various shots of convoy of motorcyclists going down mountain road.
Note: last 30 feet of sound track missing, sound stops at 01:49:50. AH 2001.