Title slate reads,"the First Metallurgical Plant in Soviet Central Asia." Narrator says construction started 4-years ago during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War 2 (1942-43). Interior of the plant is shown from a vantage point high above the factory floor. Strips of hot steel are seen being extruded from a rolling mill. Closeup of the rolling mill in action and workers standing beside it. Closeup of the mill's rollers and hot steel blank passing through them. Workers handle the hot steel with long tools, as they move it back and forth to different sets of rollers. Narrator says the rolling mill has a capacity of 50 thousand tons per year. Closeup of two steel workers. Change of scene with view from above and then from below, as a furnace is tapped and molten steel flows into a crucible, emiting smoke and flames. Closeup of Uzbek steel workers employed at the steel plant. Next, workers are gathered in a ceremony marking the opening of the new rolling mill. A plant supervisor speaks before the gathering. A huge picture of Joseph stalin forms a backdrop.
(Note: This is the The Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, aka V. I. Lenin Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, located in Bekabad, Tashkent Oblast,Uzbekistan. The 300-millimeter light rolling mill, seen here, began operating in October, 1946.)
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