• Short Summary

    Men work on road construction - motorway to connect Austria to Munich high in the Alps.

  • Description

    "High up in the Alps, shortening the way from Austria to Munich, men are digging and blasting their way for a new road."

    C/U of a map showing the route of a new road. Panning shot of a mountainous landscape with large number of men at work on road construction: "When the Highway is completed, it will be one of the highest in Europe... a triumph of man over nature." Nice shot of men at work high on the mountainside using electric drills. C/U of man sounding a hunting horn. L/S of men running along railway tracks then an explosion is seen. Earth is blasted out of the side of the mountain. Presumably the hunting horn provides a warning of an impending explosion. M/S of the men at work moving rocks by hand, throwing them into trucks on wheels. L/S of the trucks being pushed across a wooden bridge.

    Note: item length includes opening title sequence. Sequence features the words "Pathe Pictorial - Puts the World Before You" over a shot of the River Thames with Tower Bridge in the background. Intertitle follows which reads: "Recorded by R.C.A. Photophone System.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1584.05
    Media URN:
    51001
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:52:00 / 01:13:35:00
    Canister:
    PSP 713

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