Film: 5710

Road Transport | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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Motorways. Delays over making the M4. M4 route is the result of measured social decision. South Wales depressed 1970's

In Lancashire the south of the county is wealthy because it has motorways, whereas the north is poor with no motorways. Containerised transportation on railways. Power stations. Archive black and white (b/w) film of Hitler opening German Autobahn. Archive black and white (b/w) film of petrol rationing in Britain in 1956 because of Suez Crisis. Interviews with various captains of industry in favour of building motorways. Docks of Tilbury. Docks of Rotterdam. Westway in London over the Grand Union Canal. Severn Bridge.


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