• Short Summary

    Travelogue showing us the sights and history of Corsica.

  • Description

    Bastia, Corsica.

    Several shots of the harbour and town of Bastia; M/Ss of rose bushes and orange trees; a woman opens a window shutter and looks out from a building. Various shots in the harbour; fishermen tend their boats and nets; one fisherman strokes a turtle that sits on the gangplank of a boat. Two men put a dead dolphin down on a wooden trolley and wheel him off. A couple walk by the harbour and stop to look at the view. L/S of ships in the port; a small boat comes in towards us.

    Several shots of the older part of town and surrounding countryside, including the church of Patrinomis (?) and the castle of Algajola; an old gun is seen at the castle; lovely shot of waves lapping over the rocks below. In the harbour at Calvi we see a man fishing / angling with a cigarette in his mouth. Fishermen look through their catch.

    L/S of the coastline at Porto; people sit at tables by the water. Men play boules beside a swimming pool; nice shots of people relaxing by the pool, reading magazines, writing postcards, having tea and water biscuits (?). Various shots show the rocky coastline and countryside. Donkeys loaded with small logs walk along a mountainside road. In the town of Ajaccio we see a man with a little boy looking at Napoleon's statue and reading the inscription in stone beneath. A young girl looks at the house where Napoleon was born. Street scenes in the town show people looking at tacky Napoleon souvenirs: china and tea towels.

    A young girl looks at postcards outside a shop. More shots of the countryside, coast and hotels at Ajaccio. Various beach shots of people playing catch with a ball, lazing on the sand and going out on pedal boats.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:26:00 / 01:07:09:00
    CP 706

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