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  • Short Summary

    An item showing the process of constructing an air base by the Italians at Decamere. Abyssinia.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Feverish activity. Italy constructs air base at Decamere. Abyssinia.

    The camera pans across men carrying heavy wooden trunks. M/S as the metal structure is hoisted into position. L/S of the frame of the air base. M/S as a hill is blown up, M/S of men breaking the rocks, M/S as one drills it. M/S as they sit down and eat. M/S of panels being fitted to the walls. M/S as hangar doors slide along. Various shots of the construction taking place. Various shots as they prepare the ground. M/S of small aeroplane being wheeled out of the hangar which is almost finished.

    Note: the soundtrack to this item is missing. This story may have originally been in issue 36/5.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    849.28
    Media URN:
    12155
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1935
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:58:00 / 01:52:18:00
    Canister:
    35/103

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