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  • Description

    Full title reads: "California. When the Earth trembled. Vivid pictures taken by day and night bring home to us here, the awful meaning of the cry 'Earthquake!'."

    Mainly Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA).

    Night shots - Pan across collapsed building that has fallen during an earthquake. Voiceover suggests that people are trapped in the debris. People are working to clear the area.

    Shots of armed guards outside damaged bank building.

    Shots of partially collapsed buildings. Views of rooms whose outer wall has collapsed.

    A group of people gathered by a fire describe their ordeal during the earthquake.

    Day shots - aerial views of damaged buildings in earthquake affected area.

    Shots of people using mechanical diggers to clear wreckage and rubble. Shots of hotel where people died during tremors. Smashed cars are dragged out in Compton.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    6072
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    701.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:59:00 / 01:15:36:00
    Canister:
    33/24
    Sort Number:
    33/024
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    1930s Los Angeles
  • Stills

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

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