• Short Summary

    Mussolini looks over the creation of a new city in Italy's Pontine Marshes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. Il Duce's crowning achievement. The new City of Littoria rises in the centre of the Pontine Marshes, that had hitherto defied all attempts at reclamation."

    Littoria, Italy.

    High angle shots over the newly built city of Littoria, built on the Pontine Marshes. Many of the buildings are yet to be completed. The marshes are now being cultivated for agricultural use.

    Shots of a great drainage ditch being dug.

    Shot of a drainage canal full of water.

    Men walk across a field spreading chemicals to improve the soil - it looks as if they are sowing seed.

    The voiceover describes it as 'Just a part of Mussolini's great plan'.

    High angle shots over crowded city square.

    C/U of Benito Mussolini - Il Duce - as he stands on a balcony before speaking.

    Crowds in the square wave.

    Mussolini and other members of his party stride out of the building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.01
    Media URN:
    5261
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:27:00
    Canister:
    32/103

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