STK-ID 5430

Drought hits (00/00/1937) [remark: lack of rain, soil drifting and inadequate machinery contribute to one of worst droughts in Canadian history]: shots of Regina Legislature Building, of Honourable WJ Patterson, Premier of Saskatchewan, chatting with Agricultural Minister Honourable JG Taggart. Shot of wheat-pool elevators at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Shot of grain inspector and assistant walking through sand-covered field (a desert) of abandoned farmhouses, machinery buried in sand, abandoned wheat combine outside shed. Shot of man working on pipe and dam built by PFRA (Prairie Farmer Rehabilitation Association). Shot of man digging outlet for water irrigation ditch.


Excerpt from
Canada at the Start of World War 2
Regina, Swift Current
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
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Available resolutions
720 x 486