• Short Summary

    The first earth is dug from a new section of road linking German and Austrian autobahns.

  • Description

    Germany / Austria.

    Various shots of a steam train decorated with pine-leaves and Nazi swastikas in a forest area near the Austrian / German border. Men shovel earth into wagons pulled by the train, working on a new section of road that will link the German autobahns with those of Austria.

    It seems to be a public ceremony to mark the first earth dug from the section. Crowds of people make the Nazi salute; Nazi flags fly in the wind with snow-capped mountains seen in the background; a large notice commemorates the building of the new section. L/Ss of trees being felled, clearing the way for work on the road.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    959.44
    Media URN:
    16469
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:18:00 / 01:50:01:00
    Canister:
    38/31

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