• Short Summary

    A massive display at Hayes, Middlesex, was just one of the thousand of public and private firework spectaculars which children and their parents enjoy each year, to commemorate the conspiracy by Guy Fawkes and his accomplices to blow up the Houses of Parliament in November 1605.

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    SV: rockets soaring upwards and exploding
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    GV: parents and children watching display.
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    GV: rocket firing off.
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    GV: fountain effect of bursting roman candles (2 shots)
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    SV: star-shaped fireworks pattern
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    SV: children watching display
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    GV: rockets exploding (2 shots)
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    CU: children
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    GV: series of fireworks exploding and small child watching (3 shots)


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    GV: rocket exploding in sky and children cheering
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    Background: A massive display at Hayes, Middlesex, was just one of the thousand of public and private firework spectaculars which children and their parents enjoy each year, to commemorate the conspiracy by Guy Fawkes and his accomplices to blow up the Houses of Parliament in November 1605.

    SYNOPSIS: The gunpowder under Palace of Westminster in London was of course, discovered before it could explode. Guy Fawkes, was not one of the original conspirators. He was brought in, as military expert, to lay the powder. He was the Spanish army in the Netherlands when the plotters sent for him; they wanted an unknown person with military experience.

    Fawkes, whose job was to plant the explosives, carried in 20 barrels of gun-powder, placed iron bars on them to intensify the blast, the concealed them under heaped faggots and coals.

    When caught, Fawkes was tortured on the rack to make him reveal the names of his fellow conspirators. He was executed opposite the Parliament buildings four days after being found guilty, in January 1606. Each year, the beauty and excitement of the bonfires and firework displays is marred by injury, often serious, to dozens of children throughout Britain. In recent years, the authorities have tried to reduce these accidents by such measures as forbidding sale of fireworks to children under 16 and imposing heavy fines on offending shopkeepers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57ZFD2UPN70S7R8F8WXI4RT52
    Media URN:
    VLVA57ZFD2UPN70S7R8F8WXI4RT52
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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