Large reservoir in Marseilles is emptied - men spear fish as they pass through a small canal.
Introductory intertitle reads: "Once upon a time we used to think all the mud of Europe was in Flanders, but it isn't, for they've just emptied the great Reservoir at Marseilles - "
Panning shot of large expanse of mud with a large pipe releasing water. Panning shot of the mud. The sluices where men look for fish. High angle shot of water rushing through the sluices. Large number of men with nets on the end of long poles try and grab the fish as they pass through a small canal. C/U of fish being tipped out of a net. Men fishing.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 611.
Pathe Pictorial issue title precedes this item. Curtains open and over a pictorial representation of a stage set within a frame the text reads: "Pathe Pictorial puts the world before you... To see much is to learn much." Curtains close.
Two safety prints exist.