Title: "FLOODS in PARIS - Swollen Seine is rapidly rising to the catastrophe mark (21 ft.) - only fine weather can avert great disaster".
L/S of a suspension bridge over the swollen River Seine, in the foreground men clamber on piles of gravel and coal sticking out of the flood to get on a barge, a horse and cart stand nearby. M/S of a stone bridge with figures carved in the support pillars, the river rushes underneath, the water is higher than usual.
Panning across a flooded avenue - trees stick out of the water, a man walks along planks balanced on tables outside a cafe, another man wades through the water. High angled shot of railway tracks, they appear to be covered in snow.