Inauguration of the city of Port-Fouad (2nd part of the day)
Collection titleMemory of the Suez Canal
SourceBibliotheca Alexandrina (EG)
First broadcast date12/21/1926
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 archive shows: the Mahroussa berthed near the offices of the Canal company, in Port-Said, the statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps on the west pier, in Port-Said, the trade basin and the docks, the "Concord" destroyer entering the port, guests and delegations' arrival in Port- Fouad, arrival in Port-Fouad of Lord Lloyd, of M de Serionne, senior officer of the company, who waits for the guests. The king leaving the Mahroussa and landing on the dock of the offices of the canal company. Arrival of His Majesty in Port-Fouad. The arrival of the official tent. The new city of Port-Fouad and finally, the houses built by the company for its staff.
- Association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal - Own production
Audiovisual formLibrary footage
Primary themeContemporary historical challenges 19th-20th c.
- Art, Culture and Knowledge / Live performances
Period of events
- From 1925 to 1950
- Egypt - Lower Egypt - Port-Fouad
Media running time14m9
Additional informationWith the kind permission of the association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal.
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