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    Out takes (rushes, cuts) for HURRICANE SWEPT FLORIDA in G 1334. The original story is also on Pathe Master tape *PM0640*.

    More general shots of hurricane damage; boats swept on dry land, bent telegraph posts, fallen trees.

    Intertitles from American version, reading: "Florida's Tragic Disaster" and "Pathe News presents first pictures of terrific havoc wrought by storm that costs over 1000 lives, does damage of $100,000,000 and makes 38,000 homeless" and "Ralph Earle, Pathe News cameraman, who was injured and imprisoned 6 hours in wreckage, makes dash by train, planes and auto over 1500 miles to score greatest news film scoop". M/S of man in flying helmet and bandage - Earle - presenting a man in a trilby a parcel labelled - 'Pathe News'. They shake hands.

    American intertitle reads: "But yesterday it was America's famous Winter playground, known throughout the world". Panning shot of palm trees on sea front before storm. Point of view shot from vehicle driving up tree lined road. American intertitle reads: "Miami, the Boom City, center of recent amazing real estate development". Traffic scenes of downtown Miami before the storm.

    American intertitle: "Now the beautiful coast lies desolate - Miami's tragic ruins where 500 lost their lives and many hundreds more were injured". More storm debris shots; swollen rivers etc. American intertitle: "From the West Indies the unprecedented hurricane sweeps across Southern Florida cutting a 60-mile-wide swath of devastation (by Bert Green)". Still of map of Florida; animated arrows show path of hurricane. Intertitle reads: "The terrific force of the 100-mile gale lays all low before it". More shots of storm devastation. Intertitle: "The business district where the devastation was most appalling". More shots of storm damage.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:40:00 / 01:15:36:00
    G 1334
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    G 1334 Cuts
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    Science & Technology
    Palm Trees Palm Trees America in Colour
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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