Oil Disaster At Avonmouth 1951

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    Full title reads: "Oil Disaster At Avonmouth".

    Royal Edward Docks, Avonmouth, Bristol.

    LV Air shot Tanks burning. Air view nearer Tanks burning. MV Ground hoses playing on tanks. CU Firemen. MV Tanks blazing fiercely. CU Flaming top of tanks. SV filling foam pumps. MV Line of foam hoses playing on tanks. CU Firemen with big foam pump. SV Firemen playing foam. CU Flame and smoke belching from tank. MV Hoses cooling non burning tank. SV Hoses cooling non burning tank pan to burning tank. MV Tired naval ratings coming towards CU Firemen directing foam. CU Foam from nozzle. Firemen walking over mass of hoses. CU Soldier and naval ratings by hoses. SV Firemen up ladders foaming. CU Fireman shielding face with helmet. SV Flames belching out of tank. Air view tank farm. CU Flame and smoke belching.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    48100
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1473.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:13:00 / 01:06:53:00
    Canister:
    51/73
    Sort Number:
    51/073
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