• Short Summary

    Road building in the Italian Alps.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Conquering the Mountains".

    Road building in Italian Alps, Italy.

    Various L/Ss of Mount Pasubio (scene of battle during World War One). L/S of workmen on slope of mountain, breaking boulders. M/S of group of men outside hut, they a crowded around a map / plan. More L/S of mountains. M/S of workmen with pick axes over shoulders walking on mountain track. M/S of sign: "Strada delle Gallerie" (sign for roadworks?). Various shots of workmen building road; they chip away at rock face with pick axes and lump hammers, some men scale rock face using ropes. One man uses long pole to dislodge boulder. Various C/Us of pneumatic drill being used. More shots of workmen road building. M/S of crowd of workmen walking through tunnel in rocks.

    L/S of road winding down mountain side. Various shots of truck, with lots of workmen crowded on the back, driving down mountain road. C/U of sign: "Strada del Pasubio, km 17,780" (Pasubio Road - 17, 780 kilometres). Various shots of convoy of motorcyclists going down mountain road.

    Note: last 30 feet of sound track missing, sound stops at 01:49:50. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:19:00 / 01:50:03:00
    PT 393

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