• Short Summary

    Herni Rogantini cuts blocks of ice from a frozen lake in St Moritz.

  • Description

    St. Moritz, Switzerland.

    L/S of snowy landscape with town of St Moritz nestling amongst the mountains. M/S of mountain with icicles hanging down in the foreground of the shot. M/S of a man standing on some frozen water slicing through it with a large saw. He is cutting blocks of ice. L/S of him cutting through the ice. C/U of the saw cutting through the ice which has formed on a frozen lake. A chunk is loosened. Narrator informs us that the man is Henri Rogantini. His job is to cut and deliver ice-blocks to local hotels where it is stored for use in the summer months. Henri uses a long handled pick to lift out the block of ice and it is stacked up with other pieces.

    M/S of Henri standing on the back of a sledge which is pulled by a horse. Another man assists Herni to load up the sledge with ice blocks - various shots of the two of them loading the sledge and Henri moving off.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:42:00 / 01:36:22:00
    CP 020

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