Engineers and workers celebrate "holing through" of tunnel through Mont Blanc connecting France and Italy
Europe Date:1962, August 14 Duration:52 sec Sound:Yes
View of Mont Blanc in the Alps. A cable car in transit. French and Italian workers riding on an open narrow gauge railroad train carrying cases of champagne to celebrate the "holing through" of a 7 mile tunnel,through Mont Blanc from Chamonix, on the French side of the mountain, to Courmayeur in Italy. It is to facilitate road travel directly between the two countries. Workers fasten French and Italian flags,to the tunnel wall. Professor Loris Corbi, in charge of the Italian tunneling project is seen with his French counterpart, Professor Andre Borie, as they exchange congratulatory kisses. The French and Italian workers cheer and celebrate this remarkable engineering achievement.
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