• Short Summary

    King Albert of Belgium visits the site of a new tunnel under the Scheldt waterway.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Antwerp. Some Tunnel! King Albert inaugurates giant concrete tunnel under the Scheldt - 1 1/2 miles long & costing over 3 million pounds!"

    Antwerp, Belgium.

    Shots of large scale construction and excavation. A tunnel is being built under the Scheldt. Lots of iron work is visible and the tunnel is being built using metal sections. Not very much work appears to be being done at the time the shots were filmed. The tunnel is to be used for vehicular traffic.

    A lift comes up to the surface. Out steps King Albert of Belgium and other dignitaries. King Albert is shown around parts of the site.

    Shots from a boat on the Scheldt.

    King Albert and his party come up out of the mouth of the tunnel.

    A flag flies over a part of the structure.

    N.B. in the background of one of the shots of King Albert can be seen lurking the 'Pathe Journal' van

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    689.09
    Media URN:
    5269
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:20:00 / 01:12:53:00
    Canister:
    32/104

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