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Cape Breton Island (1948)

Approved  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  8 May 1948 (USA)
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This Traveltalks entry visits the easternmost area of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. We learn that although the island was originally settled by the French, most of the islands ... See full summary »

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This Traveltalks entry visits the easternmost area of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. We learn that although the island was originally settled by the French, most of the islands inhabitants are of Scottish descent. We are also told that the main industries of the island are agriculture, fishing, and mining. After a look at Bras d'Or Lake, we visit the village of Baddeck. Near there is the grave of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. The last stop is the industrial city of Sydney, home of steel plants, foundries, and coal mines. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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TravelTalks
12 August 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cape Breton Island (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

With a title like this you know you've gotta be watching a TravelTalks entry from James A. Fitzpatrick. This time out we visit Nova Scotia, Cananda where we learn the history of this small community, which was settled by the French but it's mostly Scotish folks who formed the place. We take a look at Bras d'Or lake as well as a quick visit to Baddeck, which is best known for being a favorite place of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife. We also see the grave site of these two as well as the grave of Angus MacAskill who lived from 1825-1863. He was seven-foot-nine when he died and was a popular touring act back in his day. We also take a look at the town of Sydney, which is best known for its steel plants. If you're already familiar with the FitzPatrick series then you know they're best remembered for that wonderful use of Technicolor and that is again the real highlight. The series visited Canada quite a few times over the years and this here is another pleasant look. The one negative thing is that there's not as much information given out in regards to the history of these cities. As you'd expect, FitzPatrick's narration is good throughout and he certainly makes learning fun.


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