• Short Summary

    The massive Kariba Dam is nearly finished in Rhodesia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Kariba. Dam Nears Completion".

    Kariba dam. Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

    GV Elevated, looking down on Kariba Dam as it nears completion across the Zambesi. GV Elevated, looking down on to top of dam. LV Pan, down massive concrete wall which faces downstream, water pouring through the opening at bottom of wall which are to be plugged. SV Pan, from one opening to another as water rushes through. GV Pan, dam from the upstream side. LV Truck tipping rubble into river to block the openings. LV Bulldozer pushing rubble into river. LV Bulldozer reversing from edge of the parapet. SV Diver going down to inspect wall to see if the blocking operation was successful. GV Pan, Zambesi river bed drying up now on the downstream side and only a few pools of water remain. GV Looking across the upstream side of the dam where the river is spreading into a lake, in the far distance is the dam. GV Pan, looking from hotel at Kariba across the vast flats all of which will be under water in due course, the mountains in the far distance are 35 miles away and this will be width of the lake.

    GV Procession walking up hill carrying crucifix on their way to open air church at Kariba which is to be dedicated. GV Pan, from procession up to the church. LV Crowd gathered outside church prior to the ceremony. GV Int. crowd inside the Church as the Bishop of Salisbury performs the dedication ceremony. LV Int. Bishop performing ceremony.

    GV Elevated, looking across the upstream side of the Zambesi. LV From the intake vents where the water will travel to the turbines below the earth's surface up to the massive concrete wall of the dam. GV Kariba Dam.

    (Dupe Neg.) Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:38:00 / 01:15:27:00

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