Rebuilding works in Warsaw, including the East-West Avenue.
LS. Aerial shot over the rebuilt East-West Avenue bridge and along the rest of the rebuilt street in Warsaw. MS. Lorry passing under bridge pass. LS. Workmen walking through tunnel, in silhouette. People testing the escalator that runs from the tunnel to Castle Square above (3 shots). LS. Castle Square. LS. Constructional work in progress. Various shots of constructional work in progress as new King Sigismund III column is erected. CU. Polish engineer, Professor Hempel, directing operations. MS. Professor Hempel with workmen. MS. Men working on the marble column. MS. The foreman discussing the erection of column with another man. MS. Spectators. CU. The base of the column. MS. The column being hauled into position. SCU. Spectators. SCU. The column being hauled into perpendicular position. SCU. Pan down column. MS. Column almost in position. MS. Man directing operations. LS. Elevated, people watching. MS. & SCU. Workmen lowering column onto plinth. MS. The column on the plinth. CU. The statue which will be placed on top of column. MS. The statue being hauled up. MS. Spectators. LS. Statue being hauled slowly up beside scaffolding. CU. Small boys watching intently. CU. Workman watching. LS. Statue nears top of scaffolding that surrounds pillar where workmen are waiting to receive it. MS. Statue being placed in position. LS. View of crowd below as seen from top of column. LS. Crowds watching. MS. Man and small boy watching. MS. Wreath being hauled up to top and being placed over cross at top of statue. MS. Workmen putting finishing touches to statue. MS. Man and woman looking. Woman looking through lorgnettes. MS. Column surrounded by scaffolding. MS. The statue at the top.
Date found in the old record - 11/08/1949.