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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Nantes, France. The French salvage sunken German ships from Loire by changing the course of the river.

    General view of river Loire with ship at anchor. Long shot of the river with tug moving. Ship listing to port. Ship structure. Dredger working in foreground - dredging a new course in the riverbed. Close up shot of dredger scooping opening and dropping mud into lighter. General view of river with banks of mud. Long shot of sunken ship in the river. Closer shot of the sunken ship. Several shots of pumping station. Pipes of pumping station pouring forth water into river. Various shots of the pipe pouring forth water into river. This flow of water forced river to change its course. Close up shot of side of ship. Ship with list to port. Close up shot of a diver descending into water. Close up shot of men pumping air to diver. Close up shot of diver still descending - bubbles on top of water. Long shot of ship on its side. Three ships listing.

    Possibly connected with 48/66 - MD.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:35:00 / 01:41:54:00
    UNSO Reel 035 E
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    UNSO 035 E
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    War & Revolution
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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