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Corinth Canal
Description: Details the post WWII efforts to repair damage inflicted by the Nazis to the Corinth Canal in Greece.
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Clip #: TFA-321F
Length: 11:06
Year: 1951
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Europe
Country: Greece
Subject: Canals
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Greece, WWII, European Recovery Program, Marshall Plan, Ancient Corinth ruins, farm families, woman doing laundry, donkey grazing near water, male and female farmers cultivating vineyard, woman turning crank of water well, Corinth Canal, ship traveling on canal, man holding onto rope to descend cliff, man digging into cliff rock, shepherd herding flock, cargo train traveling over Corinth Canal, Isthmus of Corinth, cattle herder, Isthmia, Canal company office, manager, office worker talking on telephone, Port of Piraeus, harbormaster, cargo being transferred from large ocean liners to smaller coastal crafts, stevedores, sugar sacks being loaded onto ship, ship captain walking to harbormaster’s office to get clearance papers stamped, sailors hoisting sail, Piraeus port authority calling Canal company office to alert them on ship’s arrival, canal company worker writing name of ship on chalkboard, sailors lowering sail as ship approaches dock, at Isthmia, sailor throwing line onto dock, children climbing on remains of locomotives and old railroad cars, footage from 1944 with retreating Nazis dumping locomotives and railroad cars into waterway and setting off explosion to dump rock into canal to block from Allied shipping, ship passing slowly through canal, swastikas and German words dug into cliffs, canal being cleared of debris from Nazi explosions by American and Greek construction crews, workmen using pickaxes to dig into cliff rocks, splashes from rock falling into water, fishermen traveling through canal in search of better spots for fishing, nighttime at Corinth, lighthouse keeper turning on lights, ship traveling near flashing lighthouse, ships traveling near Ancient Corinth ruins at night

Notes:
This film was produced in Europe as part of the overseas information program of the United States Government during the years of the Marshall Plan, 1948 to 1951. It was shown through Europe as a means of telling the story of United States participation in the European Recovery Program.

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