• Short Summary

    Work on the St. Bernard tunnel in the Alps border between Italy and Switzerland.

  • Description

    Switzerland / Italy.

    Title reads 'Una Strada per L'Europa'.

    Aerial views of the Italian Alps piercing through the clouds. MS. Guide dog finding and dragging a body out of the snow in the Alps. GV. Slow panning shot of snow covered mountains. MS. Miners working on the tunnel in little train which takes them along the dark passages to the working face. MS. Miner setting dynamite charge. MS. The detonator is plunged and there are two explosions. Various shots of scenes of the miners digging from either side, Swiss and Italian, meet. Aerial view of Alpine highway threading its way through the snow. GV. From travelling car moving along Alpine road. GV. From travelling car moving along under the covered road leading to the tunnel. This road is covered by a ledge that sticks out from the side of the mountain. MS. Man standing at entrance to tunnel talking - natural sound, Italian. Various shots of the entrance and the area around the entrance to the tunnel. MS. Two of the men who worked on the tunnel talking - natural sound. LS. Dusk shot of expedition team crossing snow covered area. Various shots of workmen digging out snow. Various shots of the workmen adding finishing touches to the approach road. Various shots of the approach roads and bridges. MS. Another worker talking about the work in the tunnels - natural sound. GV. Travelling shot through tunnel which is lit up, daylight takes over as the car nears other end. Various shots of the complex ventilation system that keeps the air free and other big control boards. GV. Approach roads at Italian end. Man talking about the ventilation - natural sound. More shots of the tunnel and approaching roads. GV. Small hotel in the Alps. MS. Waiter in the hotel telling how the trade was affected - natural sound. MS. Two girls, one with an Italian flag the other Swiss. MS. Stream of cars entering tunnel. Aerial shot of mountains and clouds.


    Date found in the old record - 22/05/1964.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:15:00 / 01:41:16:00
    UN 3900 C

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