Film: 8548

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | B/W

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Switzerland 1950's

Swiss Alps. Boy climbing tree. Aerial view of mountains. Alpine village. Cross-country skiers. Waterfall. Train. Coaches. Tourists arriving. Couple picnicing on mountainside. Hikers. Climbing irons. Climbers on ice. Local farmers tilling soil and hay-bailing at base of mountain. Winding roads. Monastery of St Bernard Pass (and St Bernard dog, with puppies). Cyclists. Horse and sledge. Snow-blower. Snow plough. Clearing snow off trains. Man abseiling with icepick. Avalanche. Newspaper headlines from January 1951 eg "White death kills 113 in Alpine villages." Aftermath, houses destroyed, injured people. Transporting food to isolated villagers. Mountain rescuers.


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