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Eiffel Tower - Saved by the Battle of the Marne

On September 17, 1918, French reconnaissance planes confirmed that German troops were retreating from the Second Battle of the Marne.  As the Eiffel Tower had contributed to the German retreat, during that battle, so had the battle contributed to saving the Tower. 

Gustave Eiffel, who died in 1923, had lived long enough to learn that the tower was no longer threatened by disassembly advocates.  At the time of his death, it was still the tallest structure in the world.  It lost that status when the Chrysler Building, in New York City, surpassed it in 1931.

See, also:

Eiffel Tower - Video - The Original Idea and Sketch

Eiffel Tower - Video - Plans and Initial Construction

Eiffel Tower - Video - Opposition and Working Conditions

Eiffel Tower - Video - Riveters Work in Snow and Wind

Eiffel Tower - Video - Danger Bonuses and Unofficial Opening

Eiffel Tower - Video - Original Life Span of 20 Years

Eiffel Tower - Video - Telegraphy and Meteorology Experiments


Media Credits

Clip from True Legend of the Eiffel Tower

Director: 
Simon Brook

Writers:
Simon Brook and Pascal Lainé

Key Cast Members:
Jacques Frantz - Gustave Eiffel

Annelise Hesme - Claire Eiffel

Nicolas Vaude - Edouard Barbier

Jean-Pierre Becker - Jean Compagnon

Marc Samuel - Minister Lockroy

Composer:
Laurent Petitgirard 

Cinematographer:
Vincent Jeannot

Studio/Producer:
Co-production France-Switzerland-Belgium; Canal+ / Le Musée d'Orsay / RTL-TVi / Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR) / VAB

Dubbed in English (from French)

Release Date:  2005

 

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