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    AMERICAN LINER ABLAZE Dramatic first pictures (rushed by liner and plane) of blazing 11,500-ton 'Morro Castle' in which 135 lost life.

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    SLATE INFORMATION - DRAMATIC FIRST PICTURES OF BLAZING 11,500-TON "MORRO CASTLE"

    USA: At Sea

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    American Liner "Morro Castle" Ablaze off Coast of New Jersey. New Jersey, U.S.A. Gen. view of Morro Castle Ablaze. CU. Map showing place where she caught fire. Gen. air view and semi air view of Morro Castle ablaze. Semi view of lifeboat from Morro Castle on beach with survivors. Long view and semi view of survivors coming in. Semi view of injured people coming off rescue boat. Front view ambulance towards and back view of Ambulance. Long view of woman on stretcher off ship. Semi view pan of survivors on deck of rescue ship. semi view of survivors down gangway. CU. and semi CU. of Capt. of S.S. Bermuda talking. Gen view (air) of ship

    Sound Effects: Off-stage voice talks about disaster and rescue work. Capt. of Bermuda says that he hopes never again to witness another sight like it says he was able to save 71
    Background: AMERICAN LINER ABLAZE Dramatic first pictures (rushed by liner and plane) of blazing 11,500-ton 'Morro Castle' in which 135 lost life.
    In the early morning hours of Saturday, 8 September 1934, en route from Havana to New York, the ship caught fire and burned, killing a total of 137 passengers and crew members.
    Luxury cruise ship the SS Morro Castle ablaze at sea in the Atlantic ocean of the coast of New Jersey .

    FIRE DISASTERS ACCIDENTS Ships and Boats; United States of America; Disasters and Accidents MARINE TRANSPORT

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1N2WJGCMFD653GJN9JEUCV62M
    Media URN:
    VLVA1N2WJGCMFD653GJN9JEUCV62M
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1934
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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