• Short Summary

    Spring temperatures in southern Germany have resulted in a thaw which has brought extensive flooding in towns and cities situated on the rivers Mosel and Rhine.

  • Description

    1.
    G.V. Bonn partially under water.


    2.
    Nearer V. Bonn partially under water.


    3.
    Long V. Showing a bridge with water flowing all around it.


    4.
    S.C.U. Signboard reading "Rhine"


    5.
    S.V. Showing the high water along the banks of the Rhine.


    6.
    S.V.Pan Showing the high water along the banks of the Rhine.


    7.
    G.V. The Bundeshouse (German Parliament) in Bonn.


    8.
    Nearer V. The Bundeshouse (German Parliament) in Bonn.


    9.
    S.V. Water flowing underneath the Bundeshouse.


    10.
    S.V. Signboard reading "Bonn".


    11.
    L.V. The city of Koblenz under water.


    12.
    S.V. The Bundeswehr using inflatable boats for a ferry service.


    13.
    S.V. People alighting from the boat.


    14.
    S.V. People alighting from the boat.


    15.
    S.V.Pan up to boat being paddled along-pan up to the flooded streets.


    16.
    Angle V. Lady watching from her window.


    17.
    S.C.U. A flooded "Halt" sign.


    18.
    S.V. Two of the Bundeswehr boats passing through the street.


    19.
    Travel Shot. Past flooded houses and shops.


    20.
    S.C.U. A barrel floating in the water.


    21.
    G.V. The flooded city.


    22.
    Big G.V. The flooded city.




    Initials M.R./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Spring temperatures in southern Germany have resulted in a thaw which has brought extensive flooding in towns and cities situated on the rivers Mosel and Rhine.

    In Koblenz, on the Mosel, emergency troops are maintaining essential communications by means of inflatable boats and other craft.

    The Bundeshouse, Germany's Parliament, situated close to the banks of the Rhine, has not gone untouched. A wall of sandbags keeps the flood waters in check.

    Riverside restaurants are inundated, as are many private dwellings, some with water nearly up to the roof. Main and side streets in some towns are reminiscent of Venice and its canal system.

    Shipping on these important waterways has been severely restricted owing to difficulties of navigation, and the flooding of wharves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4QQAGGS8YCUSHNOEK96MVYRC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QQAGGS8YCUSHNOEK96MVYRC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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