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    Extracting methane gas from Sahara Desert.

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    This material is filmed in colour.

    Arzew, Algeria, Sahara Desert.

    Long scenic shot of a harbour in North Africa - Arzew, Algeria. Several shots of the men working in control room inside gas works in Sahara where methane gas is extracted. Several shots of the gas burning from the pipes on top of the works. Long shot of a tanker in harbour. Several scenic shots of a red desert sunset. Close up shot of a face of Arabic man with gas burning from waste burner in background - all red in sunset. More long shots of gas works in Sahara desert at sunset. More shots of the men working in control room, one is seen on telephone. Another man looking at water rushing down pipes - possibly cooling them. Several shots of a large tanker at sea. More shots of the pipes, desert and men working. Various travelling shots from a car moving along desert road, it approaches a town, some town buildings are seen in distance. Close up shot of a donkey. Various shots of the Arabic people walking on foot, on camels and on donkeys around the town walls, entering and leaving. More scenic shots of the desert, camel, donkeys, desert, town, pipes etc. Men eating at table - all white. Men studying, working in control room, etc. Various shots of men laying new pipes in the desert. More shots of the gas plant, some good air shots of the desert with waste burners on fire. Several shots of the people playing a game with dice in a large room - they are all Europeans, probably workers. More shots of the gas burning, men at work laying pipes etc. Several shots of a woman in her kitchen back in Britain, preparing roasting beef for baking. LS. House. Cute to burning gas in the desert.

    (E/C. Neg.)

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:16:00 / 01:11:26:00
    UN 4041 A

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