- Title: CF733
04:00:37 - 04:04:50
Modernisation of postwar French agriculture - 1950 (9 mins).
New machines and ideas prompted by the Ministry of Agriculture with Marshall Plan Assistance. Farmers bailing hay and harvesting grain by hand with pitchforks. Good shots of grain farming, machines used to sort and mill the grain into flour. Shots of grain elevators in towns. Cattle farming. Great shot of a milk pasteurisation plant. Milk bottles being sterilised and bottles on a conveyor belt being filled with milk.
04:04:50 - 04:10:18
Cows, horses and sheep in a field. CUs of pigs eating and piglets playing in a field. VS inside an abattoir, carcasses hanging from the rafters. Orchard scenes, farmers picking apples. Grape farmer emptying his harvest into a barrel to be squeezed for wine production. Market scene, fresh fruit and vegetables for sale at french market. Pan across a bric-a-brac / antiques market in France. Livestock transported by barge, horse lead onto a boat. HA shot of waterways in France. Barge stops at a quay, sacks are unloaded. Grain is poured from sacks.
- Keywords:US AID, FOREIGN AID, PEACE, MARSHALL PLAN, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, POST WAR FRANCE, FRANCE, FRENCH RURAL LIFE, MODERNIZATION, MECHANIZATION OF FARMING
- Master Title:CF733