• Short Summary

    France taps oil resources of the Sahara to ease Europe fuel shortage.

  • Description

    Ouargla, Sahara Desert, Algeria.

    GV. From the air, plane propellor in foreground, showing the sandy desert. GV. Showing the sandy wastes of the desert. LV. Mr Maurice Lemaire, French Minister for Industry and Commerce, accompanied by Mr Robert Lacoste, Minister-Resident in Algeria, steps from plane and they are greeted by officials. M. Lemaire shakes hands with them. Pan to Robert Lacoste. LV. Towards, M. Lemaire and Lacoste walk down for inspection of the Foreign Legion standing to attention. SV. Pan up base of a drill revolving. Two men are looking up, camera starts to pan up to the top of the desert. LV. The two men accompanied by officials walking away from the well. LV. They walk across desert accompanied by officials, well in the background. SV. M. Lacoste and Lemaire pull over a lever. CU. Lemaire and Lacoste looking at it and smiling. SV. The two of them standing by vat, pan down to show oil pouring in. SCU. The two men standing in foreground as pipe belches flames into the sky in background. Pan up to show large flames leaping towards sky.

    (F.G.) (Orig. I)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:24:00 / 01:43:32:00

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