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    Item title reads: The Great American flood disaster. Thousands of miles inundated, incalculable damage, even city of New Orleans threatened by mighty Father of all Rivers."

    United States of America (USA).

    Floods in America continue to cause devastation. L/S of the flooded river waters streaming past at speed. - shot of the flooded landscape. tracking shot of flooded homes and streets shot from a train or boat.

    Intertitles read: "Convicts are pressed into service."
    Convicts dressed in striped clothing -black guys - like a chain gang but not actually chained together- use spades to pad down sand bags. Men wearing raincoats work throwing sandbags at the river edge. More convicts in striped clothes carry sand bags.

    Intertitles read: "Armies of refugees forced to fly from their homes are living in tents."
    M/S of tents where the refugees from the floods are housed in a tent city. M/S of a camp site, children, meals are served from a bench in one tent.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    32918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    680.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:31:00 / 01:34:35:00
    Canister:
    G.1395
    Sort Number:
    G 1395
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    new national Theatre Japan DRUG WAR 1927/05/05 Wochenschau
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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