Great film explaining the workings of the Suez Canal - made by British Instructional Films.
Unissued / Unused Material.
Title reads: "The Suez Canal". British Instructional Films logo visible.
Intertitle reads: "The Suez Canal, completed by Ferdinand de Lesseps in 1870, is cut from Suez on the Red Sea." CU of map showing route of canal. Title continues "to Port Said on the Mediterranean. It thus provides a short sea route from East to West." CU map.
Title reads: "A ship from the East, bound for Europe, enters the Canal at Suez".
Travel shots from ship of Suez. Various shots from ship as it travels along Canal. Intertitles and maps explain what is happening. Good shots of signalling station in Ismailia. Shots of dredgers and repair work being carried out to Canal. Shots of Port Said, 'the gateway to the East".