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    Process of loggers hauling timber destined for Korea

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    Formosa, Taiwan (East Coast)

    LS. Pan, timber land 6,000 feet in the mountains along the east coast of Taiwan. LS. and Telephoto shot, of Taiping shan logging camp 6,000 feet above sea level. LS. Loggers starting out from camp. MS. Loggers starting out from camp. Head shots of loggers as they pass camera. MS. Loggers arriving in forest and selecting trees. LS. Loggers cutting down two trees. MS. Man and saw at work. CU. Saw cutting into tree. Head CU. one of the loggers yelling "timber" in Chinese. LS. Pan down of huge cypress falling. MS. Loggers trim underbrush surrounding tree. MCU. Man with saw sharpening his teeth. MS. Man with saw sighting alignment of saw. MS. MCU. Man with saw on sloping hillside cutting into tree. LS. Pan of tree crashing through the forest. MS. Man sharpening his blade on a stone. MS. Loggers preparing to fell another tree. HCU. Logger yelling "timber" in Chinese. LS. Pan huge cypress falling into forest. MS. CU. of loggers cutting tree into sections. MS. Pan, of donkey steam engine used for dragging logs from forest to loading station. MLS. Cut logs being hauled. MS. Cut logs being hauled. MS. On gasoline-driven "donkey engines" logs are hauled to the first cable stage, on flat car wheels. MLS. Up above the clouds, logs with their flat cars attached go cascading down the cableways, to 1,000 feet below. MLS. Logging unit with flat car arriving at next rail line, workers guiding flat car wheels onto tracks. LS. Logs with attached flat cars sail off into space over the second cable line into valley below. Overhead running shot, approaching cableway landing. MS. Logs coming in as crew aligns flat car wheels with rail ties. MS. Shoving flat cars along rails. MLS. Logging cars move to dumping ramp. MS. Dumping logs over ramp from flat cars. MS. Loggers wedging over huge cypress log. LS. Log tumbling down ramp into log stockpile. LS. Pan, Logging train crossing over trestle, "Sea of logs" in foreground. MLS. Logging tree approaching sawmill. MLS. At sawmill, huge cypress log is moved over for milling. MS. Huge log being squared on power saw. (and C.U.) MS. Cutting huge slabs from log. MS. Squaring sections of log for rail ties. MLS. Worker pulling square log over roller conveyors, to be cut into length. MS. MCU. Saw cutting tie to length. MS. Finished rail tie being stockpiled. MLS. MS. Ties being stockpiled in logging yard. LS. Pan, of yard full of rail ties, designated for Korea, as train load of ties pull through the yard. (Mute F.G.)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:37:00 / 01:48:46:00
    UN 3149 G

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