Barrage (dam) at Malpasset, Var, France - after the catastrophe.
It can be seen that the short curved piece on the left should be joined to
the white lump of concrete on the right|
approx 140 x 88 mm - Standard Size|
Combier Imp. Macon (S.-et L.) "CIM" (Aerial Photographers - Real
|Publisher's Card No:
A 25cms Cockerel stamp
postmarked FREJUS - VAR 29 10 1965|
Stamp Box: none|
Excellent condition -
real photograph - light impressions of the postal markings on the front|
The dam collapsed in December, 1959, just 5 years after its completion.
With a wall of water 40 metres high and travelling at an estimated 40
miles per hour it killed over 400 people and left a trail of devastation
from Malpasset, through Frejus, to the sea|