REFERENCE No:1211
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Subject: The 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
Date: 1959
Size: approx 140 x 88 mm - Standard Size
Publisher: Combier Imp. Macon (S.-et L.) "CIM" (Aerial Photographers - Real Photograph
Publisher's Card No: Not numbered
Used: A 25cms Cockerel stamp postmarked FREJUS - VAR 29 10 1965
Stamp Box: none
Condition: Excellent condition - real photograph - light impressions of the postal markings on the front
Further Information: 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

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