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  • Short Summary

    An elephant is used to carry stones and repair sea dyke in Negombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Elephant repairs sea dyke in Negombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

    Various shots elephant picking up stones and carrying them down to seashore to build up dyke. CU worker tying chain around heavy stone for elephant to pick up. Various shots of the elephant at work. MS elephant taking sea bath after heavy work, and throwing sea water over itself.

    Cataloguer's note: this item could be seen to be cruel / degrading to animals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2854.23
    Media URN:
    80988
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1957
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:56:00 / 01:47:51:00
    Canister:
    UN 2939 H

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