Selected Original (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Nation Counts Cost" - 66/94.
BGV. Pan over Florence. Various shots of flood victims and rescue workers receiving hot coffee from stall. VS. Tragic scenes in the Piazza Signoria and other famous Florence land marks. Mud and slush, people trying to sort out their belongings and furniture. Various shots inside the museums and art galleries where the restoration work in progress. Some books are thrown away and others they try to preserve. Paintings are carefully worked on so that the flood water damage might be eliminated. Various shots of soldiers taking part in the rescue in the outer regions. They visit remote places and deliver food and supplies. They drag away dead cattle etc. Various shots on the banks of the River Arno, the walls are down and banks broken. LS. Zoom out of Ponte Vecchio. VS. Air shots of people on roofs of blocks of flats waiting to be taken off or given supplies.