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    Fire and ice - despite temperature below zero, firemen fight flames which destroy Bonaventure Station at Montreal, Canada - 1916.

    Disasters. Fire & Ice. Hot and cold. Ice-covered building in Montreal; Canada on fire; firemen battle two extremes. Shot looking along side of tall building; Bonaventure Station; completely covered in ice - all bumpy and white; with icicles hanging all over it; it looks like something designed by Gaudi or some magic crystal palace from a fairy tale fantasy. Pan down slightly. Man coming down icy steep steps of fire escape very slowly and carefully.

    CU icicles hanging on side of building; pan down - another ice-enclosed fire escape stairway - to snow on ground. Shot of top of building; with smoke pouring out of upper windows. Then shot of firemen on icy balcony or ledge of the smoky icy building; ladders leaning up against ledge. The line of fire fighters are pulling a hose forward. Very weird and mysterious looking bit of film.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    71387
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1860.11
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:42:00 / 01:10:37:00
    Canister:
    ON 033 I
    Sort Number:
    ON 033 I
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    Religion & Politics
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    Forteana Crystal Palace Canadian Tragedies ON 033
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