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  • Short Summary

    Good coverage of the building work being done to create the Aswan High Dam.

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    Unissued / Unused Material -


    CU Map of Egypt showing Aswan. VS Good of Egyptian workers arriving at the Aswan High Dam, some come on a packed train and others by lorry. GV Nile River. near area where dam is being built. GV Large turbine housing units where the electric turbines and generators will produce power. LS Entrances to tunnels through which the water will flow to supply the generators. VS Men at work drilling holes in rock for dynamite charges. GV Rock explosion. VS Good material on mechanical excavator digging up rock and loading it onto back of trucks. VS Trucks back right up to Nile edge and tip their load. MS Three Egyptian engineers studying plan. MS Looking out of the darkness of one of the generator tunnels. GV Pan of dam site and the River Nile. MS Some men working on the welding of steel framework. MS Group of spectators looking over the dam. VS Rock leading area where the rock is unloaded from trucks, down a chute and into barges with false bottoms. GV Section of Nile with the old Egyptian Feluccas, with tall white sails, they are still in operation. MS Man at controls of barge. MS Barge out in the Nile, the rock load suddenly disappears as it falls through the false bottom down to the river bed. CU Animated drawing showing how the rock load falls from barge and goes to build up the river bed. LS Barge after dumping. GV Entire project with construction in progress. VS Egyptians during their time off performing their 'Stick Dance.' A group of workers sit in a circle and clap their hands while two others dance in the middle with teo stick.

    (F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 04/05/1964.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:07:00 / 01:50:41:00
    UN 3890 F

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