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  • Description

    Full title reads: "L.F.B. Headquarters. To be above any London Fire! London Fire Brigade - World's best. man & machine - try out marvellous new 100 ft all-steel British made turntable tower and escape."

    London

    Fire engine with long ladder and turntable drives past, bell ringing. Several firemen attend it wearing shiny brass helmets. The appliance comes to a halt and the firemen leap off.

    C/U fireman (wearing cap) operates controls of extending ladder. He picks up a telephone receiver and turns it round when he realises he has it the wrong way round. (At this point the voice over is saying that the London fire brigade is the best in the world). The ladder begins to move.

    Shots of the ladder tilting up and beginning to extend.

    M/S fireman at rear of appliance working the controls. The turntable it now moving round.

    Great shot, view from above the top of the ladder showing fireman climbing up and fire engine below him.

    M/S showing the ladder extending even further (looks quite odd).

    Shot from the top of the ladder showing fireman climbing up.

    (Sound track ends) Low angle shot from bottom of ladder, it is extended up the side of a fire tower.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4883
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    667.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:42:00 / 01:32:34:00
    Canister:
    32/25
    Sort Number:
    32/025
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
  • Stills

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

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