The workshops are equipped with many lifting devices
Collection titleMemory of the Suez Canal
SourceBibliotheca Alexandrina (EG)
First broadcast date1927
AbstractThe archives of the Suez Canal provide a fundamental interest, both from the point of view of the history of technology and engineering (the Suez Canal was the first to have been dug by mechanical means), and that of the naval and economic history. The Canal received half of the global trafficking of goods between the two world wars. On the other hand, it was often at the heart of global political rivalries, from the repurshase of the shares of the Viceroy of Egypt by the English in 1875 to the 1956 Suez crisis, through the Turkish offenssive from 1914 to 1916 and the 1941 -1942 German attack. The archive shows a 60 tons mast-crane that allows many operations: the lifting of a dredging ladder, the lifting of a boiler, the launching of a petrol fast boat, the lifting of the back side of a small ship.
- Association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal - Own production
Audiovisual formLibrary footage
Primary themeContemporary historical challenges 19th-20th c.
Period of events
- From 1925 to 1950
- Egypt - Lower Egypt - Port-Fouad
Media running time3m0
Additional informationWith the kind permission of the association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal.
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