• Short Summary

    Images of the rebuilt city of Ashkhabad in Soviet Union after 1948 earthquake.

  • Description

    Ashkhabad, Turkmenia, Soviet Union (USSR).

    Russian title 'Sunny Town'.

    Several shots showing fountains in a park in the Russian town of Ashkhabad capital of Turkmenia. People walking around, enjoying sunny day. Intertitle reads 'October 1948'. Various shots of the falling building during the devastating earthquake in Ashkhabad in 1948. Montage of shots of trains and planes symbolising arrival of help from across the Soviet Union. Several shots of the builders at work rebuilding the town. Various shots showing buildings in the new ultra modern town of Ashkhabad - gardens and open air cafes are also seen. Various shots of the people swimming, fishing and boating on the artificial lake that has been created although the town lies in a desert region. Various shots of the Russian architects looking at a model for new sports area in the town.

    (Comb. Dupe Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 04/08/1967. Russian voiceover.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:48:00 / 01:42:22:00
    UN 4291 B

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