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  • Short Summary

    The slab of marble for Mussolini's Column is moved down the River Tiber, Rome, Italy.

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    The River Tiber, Rome, Italy.

    Full titles read: "MUSSOLINI'S COLUMN - World's largest shaft of marble - 60 ft. long, weighing 250 tons - reaches Rome, towed by 7 towboats up historic River Tiber to the great Forum erected by Nation to Il Duce."

    L/S of several boats and ships moving up the River Tiber. L/S of tugboat towing large platform with the shaft of marble on it.

    Intertitle reads: "A year ago, the titanic task of lowering it from of mountain quarry 2,600 ft. high was started..."

    L/S of large wooden casket being moved by many workmen. They are aided by a series of large ropes and rollers.

    Intertitle reads: "Then - 80 oxen dragged it the 9 mile journey to the sea."
    L/S's of long line of Ox pulling the casket.

    Intertitle reads: "... beneath the shadow of St. Peter's - the end of a wonderful journey."

    Several shots of the marble slab being towed along the river by tugboat. L/S of workmen standing on the moving platform with large mooring ropes.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:17:00 / 01:48:39:00
    G 1663

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