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RAILWAY COLLISION NEAR BEDFORD

Railway Collision Near Bedford (1938)

Scenes of the wreckage of two steam trains after a crash near...

LAST PICTURES OF THE LATE WALTER WINANS aka LAST CINE-PORTRAIT OF MR WALTER...

Last Pictures Of The Late Walter Winans AKA Last Cine-Portrait Of Mr Walter... (1920)

Footage...

VENEZUELA OIL FIRE

Venezuela Oil Fire (1939)

Footage of the remains a town destroyed by fire in Venezuela.

ESCAPED PRISONER RETURNS HOME

Escaped Prisoner Returns Home

Early melodramatic film about a prisoner returning home under...

HE'S SERVED HIS COUNTRY WELL HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY WELL

He's Served His Country Well He Served His Country Well (1930)

Brief shot of Arthur James Balfour...

DEATH OF PENICILLIN

Death Of Penicillin (1955)

Sir Alexander Fleming, discoverer of Penicillin, has died.

TRAIN CRASH

Train Crash (1968)

11 people die when train and transporter crash at level crossing. Hixon,...

LOUIS JOUVET

Louis Jouvet (1951)

Shots of theatrical French actor Louis Jouvet shown in tribute after his death.

MAN DIES ON CHURCH STEPS

Man Dies On Church Steps (1920-1929)

Footage of man, possibly dead being carried down steps. New York in the...

CROYDON TRAIN CRASH MANY KILLED

Croydon Train Crash Many Killed (1947)

Many are killed in railway crash in South Croydon.

SCOTTISH EXPRESS CRASHES

Scottish Express Crashes (1947)

Large train crash near Goswick, Northumberland.

BRITONS KILLED IN SWEDISH AIR CRASH

Britons Killed In Swedish Air Crash (1947)

A Swedish Skymaster airliner crashes in a mountainside in...

PARIS LABORATORY EXPLOSION

Paris Laboratory Explosion (1938)

Destruction in a Parisian suburb after 3,000 hand grenades explode.

SUZANNE LENGLEN DEAD

Suzanne Lenglen Dead (1938)

A brief look at the life and career of the late French tennis star Suzanne...

BRUSSELS STORE FIRE

Brussels Store Fire (1967)

Tragedy strikes when fire breaks out in Brussels department store. Belgium.

PRIMO CARNERA DEAD

Primo Carnera Dead (1967)

Footage of boxer and wrestler Primo Carnera shown in tribute after his death....

TRAIN CRASH aka 12 DIES IN 3 TRAIN CRASH

Train Crash AKA 12 Dies In 3 Train Crash (1967)

Aftermath of train crash at Liege, Belgium.

TRAIN CRASH aka 55 DIE IN TRAIN DERAILMENT

Train Crash AKA 55 Die In Train Derailment (1967)

Aftermath of train derailment at Hither Green.

BRIDGE CRASH IN VANCOUVER - 18 KILLED

Bridge Crash In Vancouver - 18 Killed (1958)

Collapsed bridge, frogmen & rescuers searching water &...

WALL OF DEATH

Wall Of Death (1950-1959)

Daredevil antics in Russia as riders attempt the Wall of Death

PUPILS AND TEACHERS DIE IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS

Pupils And Teachers Die In The Austrian Alps (1954)

Rescue efforts prove futile as nineteen...

TRIBUTE TO ROVER CHAIRMAN

Tribute To Rover Chairman (1964)

Mr C. Wilks, the Chairman of Rover Cars Company dies.

SKYLARKS!

Skylarks! (1931)

Woman does all kind of stunts on an aircraft in flight.

DUCKS AND DUCKIES FROM DISS

Ducks And Duckies From Diss (1934)

Cute little baby ducklings meet a sad end as fully-grown and...

QUEBEC SCHOOL FIRE

Quebec School Fire (1938)

Tragedy at the St Hyacinth Boys School in Quebec after a massive fire.

FATAL FIRE IN LONDON

Fatal Fire In London (1939)

Footage of a fatal blaze in Victoria Street in London.

DOG REPRIEVED

Dog Reprieved (1919)

Bob the dog is reprieved after a National Canine Defence League campaign including a...

NEW CYCLE TRACK

New Cycle Track (1967)

Denis Howell, Minister of Sport, tries out new cycle track at Earl's Court,...

TRAIN CRASH aka TRAIN DERAILMENT AT DIDCOT

Train Crash AKA Train Derailment At Didcot (1967)

Aftermath of train crash near Didcot, one woman...

AIR CRASH

Air Crash (1968)

Item showing wreckage from British aeroplane which crashed onto German autobahn.

 ITALIAN CAR RACE

Italian Car Race (1948)

An accident at a Florence motor race ends with a crash and a murder charge for...

CHRISTIAN DIOR DIES AT AGE OF 52

Christian Dior Dies At Age Of 52 (1957)

Dior talking to lady, placing hat on lady, kissing lady,...

DEATH OF FRENCH AIR ACE GEORGE BOILLOT

Death Of French Air Ace George Boillot (1910-1919)

Shots of motor / air ace George Boillot who was...

PYRENEES SKI CAR ACCIDENT

Pyrenees Ski Car Accident (1954)

Clear-up in France after fatal ski lift accident

Priest with Skulls

Priest With Skulls (1920-1929)

Strange item with man (looks like clergyman) with numerous skulls.

FRENCH TROOPS PAY HOMAGE TO

French Troops Pay Homage To "Grand Pere" AKA Funeral Of Marshal Joffre (1931)

Funeral of...

WALL-OF-DEATH GIRL aka WALL OF DEATH GIRL

Wall-Of-Death Girl AKA Wall Of Death Girl (1949)

Teenage stunt girl Maureen Swift performs in...

MURDER ... MOST FOUL!

Murder ... Most Foul! (1932)

Shots of French President Paul Doumer - shown after his assassination.

YOUNG STRIBLING LOSES HIS LAST FIGHT

Young Stribling Loses His Last Fight (1933)

Family shots of American Boxer W L Stribling shown after...

TRAGEDY ... MOST PROFOUND!

Tragedy ... Most Profound! (1933)

Italian flier - Marquis of Pinedo crashes his plane on take off and...

CHERBOURG - PARIS EXPRESS WRECKED

Cherbourg - Paris Express Wrecked (1933)

Terrible crash of a express train as it derails and flies...

LESLIE SARONY

Leslie Sarony (1932)

The entertainer and comedian Leslie Sarony tells jokes and sings a song.

MADAME SARAH BERNHARDT IN

Madame Sarah Bernhardt In "Daniel" (1920)

The Divine Sarah Bernhardt acts a scene from "Daniel" in...

TAKING A LION FOR A RIDE!

Taking A Lion For A Ride! (1934)

A lion takes a ride on the side of a car around the wall of death.

104 DIE IN BRITISH PIT DISASTER

104 Die In British Pit Disaster (1947)

An underground explosion claims the lives of miners from...

NEW YORK - BUILDINGS FOLD UNDER RAIN STORM

New York - Buildings Fold Under Rain Storm (1937)

Three blocks of buildings collapse under rain...

TRAGIC FATE OF AIR LINER aka AIRLINER WRECKED AT OSTEND

Tragic Fate Of Air Liner AKA Airliner Wrecked At Ostend (1937)

Aeroplane crashes into factory in...

SIR ROSS SMITH aka TRAGEDY GRIM AND STARK

Sir Ross Smith AKA Tragedy Grim And Stark (1922)

The tragic death of Ross Smith in aeroplane crash.

A GRAND OLD ENGLISH GENTLEMAN

A Grand Old English Gentleman (1930)

Footage of the Earl of Coventry at a hunt, shown in tribute after...

THE WRECKED SHENANDOAH

The Wrecked Shenandoah (1925)

Dramatic footage of the wrecked airship Shenandoah a few hours after it...