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Gentle Highway/Barging on

Synopsis
The waterways of England played a quite, but not totally unnoticed, part in the national war effort between 1939 and 1945. A cinema short BARGING ON (1944) was commissioned by the North West Regional Canal Committee to demonstrate the waterway’s canal history. It contrasts to GENTLE HIGHWAY (1970), made at the end of the commercial canal carrying era. Evocative scenes of pleasure boating capture the magic of the waterways, while a sequence of commercial craft using the famous Anderton Boat lift shows waterways engineering at its most dramatic.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 26 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £9.95 (inclusive)
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
canals; water transport

Sections

Title
Barging on

Title
Gentle highway

Distributor

Name

Editions Audiovisual Beulah

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