Texas Tragedy - Explosion Wrecks School 1937

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    Full title reads: "TEXAS TRAGEDY - EXPLOSION WRECKS SCHOOL".

    New London, Texas, United States of America (USA).

    Several shots of the flattened school in Texas after the explosion - debris everywhere, enormous damage. Crowds of volunteers working on rescue operation. A man standing next to the car totally smashed by a huge block of concrete. Several shots of the damage inside the building. Still photograph of the school before the explosion, cut to demolished school after explosion. More shots of the rubble. Item abruptly ends.

    Note: More footage on this event can be found in the NEWS IN A NUTSHELL for this issue under the name "TEXAS SCHOOL EXPLOSION".

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    Cataloguer:
    Sanja
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    13462
    Sort Number:
    37/026
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:36:00 / 01:50:14:00
    Canister:
    37/26
    Film ID:
    915.15
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1937
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