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Eiffel Tower - Telegraphy and Meteorology Experiments

At the very time Frenchmen worried that their country would soon be overrun, German troops began to transmit uncoded messages.  Intercepting those messages by use of an antenna, at the top of the Eiffel, French military leaders realized their adversaries were on the verge of collapse, not victory.

No longer able to advance, during the Battle of the Marne, German troops were vulnerable.  Using the advantage they had gained, from key intercepted messages, French troops dispatched to the area helped to turn the war's tide in favor of France.

The Tower, it appeared to all, had proven its value to France.

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 - Saved by the Battle of the Marne


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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