Inauguration of the city of Port-Fouad ( 3rd part of the day)
Collection titleMemory of the 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. After the inauguration, the King crossed the Canal to go from Suez to the Red Sea. The archive shows the royal yacht that weighs anchor in Port-Said heading to Port-Tewfik. Workers of the earthwork companies hailing the sovereign from the banks of the Canal. In the evening, the royal yacht arrived at Port-Tewfik, in the great Bitter lake. The king, with Adly Pasha and Nessim Pasha, on the deck of the "Mahroussa"- Boats draped in the egyptian colours greeting the king. The decoration of the docks of Port-Tewfik. The "Mahroussa" crosses a trasiteur vessel entering the Canal. The king welcomes the Duke of Abruzzo, in a short visit to Port-Tewfik. Around Mahroussa. The harbour of Port-Tewfik at sunset. At night, the boats and the city light up. The royal yacht leaves the port.
- 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 time19m20
Additional informationWith the kind permission of the association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal.
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