• Short Summary

    THE BLIZZARDS WHICH HIT BRITAIN OVER THE WEEKEND HAVE ALSO AFFECTED MANY PARTS OF EUROPE.?

  • Description

    1.
    GV.BARGES PASSING THROUGH ICE.
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    2.
    SV.BARGE PASSING.
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    3.
    BV.BARGE THROUGH ICEFLOES.
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    4.
    CU.ICE MOVING.
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    5.
    CU.SIGN "LORELEY" PAN OVER ROAD TO TUGS PASSING IN RIVER.
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    6.
    GV.ICEBOUND BARGES AT ST.GOAR.
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    7.
    LV.MAN FROM BARGE EMPTYING BOWL THROUGH GAP IN ICE.
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    8.
    GV.ICEBOUND BARGES.
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    9.
    LV.ICEBOUND SHIPS.
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    10.
    LV.BARGES DOWN RIVER.
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    11.
    LV.CHILDREN SKATING ON RIVER.
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    12.
    SV.CHILD ON SLEIGH WITH OTHERS SKATING.
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    Initials KC/S/JH/PB



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    Background: THE BLIZZARDS WHICH HIT BRITAIN OVER THE WEEKEND HAVE ALSO AFFECTED MANY PARTS OF EUROPE. EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, AND AN ICY GRIP CONTINUES OVER GERMANY, HOLLAND AND BELGIUM.

    TRAFFIC ON THE RIVER RHINE, IN GERMANY, HAS BEEN ALMOST AT A STANDSTILL FOR NEARLY A WEEK BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY FROST AND ICE. MANY OF THE BARGES ARE STILL FROZEN IN AT THE QUAYSIDES AFTER THE CREWS WENT HOME TO SPEND CHRISTMAS ASHORE.

    A FEW BARGES WHICH ARE STILL CARRYING CARGOES ARE MOVING VERY SLOWLY DOWN THE RIVER THROUGH THE DRIFTING ICE. AT LORELEY, ABOUT 25 MILES (40 KMS) SOUTH OF KOBLENZ, ICEBREAKERS HAVE KEPT A NARROW CHANNEL CLEAR THROUGH THE ICE.

    AT ST. GOAR, ABOUT 20 BARGES HAVE BEEN ICEBOUND SINCE CHRISTMAS. MOST OF THEM ARE BOUND FROM THE DUTCH PORT OF ROTTERDAM FOR SWITZERLAND. MOST CANALS HAVE BEEN CLOSED BY ICE.

    ONE SIGN OF THE HEAVY FROST OVER THE WEEKEND WAS THE SIGHT OF CHILDREN SKATING ON THE EDGES OF THE RIVER RHINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZRE0FA571F3FPO86VHKX0ILT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZRE0FA571F3FPO86VHKX0ILT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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