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  • Short Summary

    Salt flats in France - various shots of the pools of sea water and piles of salt.

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    Sands of Vendee. "Salt Lake, U.S.A. isn't the only place where they reclaim condiments from the water - they do it in Western France.." L/S of field which is divided up into small flooded strips. A man walks around the edge of one of the strips. M/S of the man standing on a raised section of the field. Piles of salt can be seen in between each flooded section.

    "Each of these "sections" contains salty sea-water - the hot sun does the rest..." L/S of a woman working on the salt flat. C/U of one of the sections of salty water. Tilt up to show the sections stretching out. "Evaporation is the thief of time here." Man pushes the water with a long brush device. "The week's best seller" Girl stands beside a huge pile of salt, picking up handfuls and letting it run through her fingers.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 639.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:01:43:00
    EP 268

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