• Short Summary

    German paint factory blows up killing hundreds of people and wounding thousands.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HUNDREDS DIE IN GERMAN DISASTER".

    Ludwigshafen-on-Rhine, Germany.

    Various shots of the smoking ruins of the I. G. Farben factory at Ludwigshafen, Germany. Dense smoke drifting across ruins. High angle shot of flattened factory section with gutted ruins in background. Flattened factory ruins. First aid party and nurses taking coffin from ruins. Burnt male factory worker in hospital bed. Woman feeding burnt worker in hospital bed. Interior of hospital with bandaged patients sitting up in bed. Old German worker picking his way through ruins. Group of workers reading notice posted near ruins. Casualty board with back of man studying it in foreground. Head-bandaged casualty with weeping woman relative. Group of worried men and women studying casualty lists. Close up, side view of woman studying casualty list. Long line of coffins in local cemetery. Four coffins with boots of occupants placed outside. Group of sorrowing relatives, coffins in foreground. High angle shot of flattened factory ruins. Slow pan through. Gutted building collapses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1434.25
    Media URN:
    46766
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:32:00 / 01:47:10:00
    Canister:
    48/64

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