• Short Summary

    Footage of the Alaska Highway under construction.

  • Description

    Titles read: "GREAT ALASKA HIGHWAY".

    Alaska, United States of America.

    C/U of sign reading 'Start Alaska Highway - Edmonton - Alberta'. Various shots of bulldozers pushing and flattening earth and breaking trees down, clearing the way for the road. Earth excavators at work and endless lines of lorries carrying earth to and fro. Sections of the highway under construction. A car travels along a finished section.

    Commentator talks of the road being a direct route to Chungking and Russia and an arterial supply line to the Aleutian Islands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1342.01
    Media URN:
    44289
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:01:28:00
    Canister:
    42/87

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