• Short Summary

    As Tokyo swelters in temperatures in the mid-nineties with humidity to match, members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Fire Department come to the aid to more than 200 primary school children at one of the city's schools.

  • Description

    As Tokyo swelters in temperatures in the mid-nineties with humidity to match, members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Fire Department come to the aid to more than 200 primary school children at one of the city's schools. High-pressure lines from four hose trucks are brought into play in the schoolyard, and the children don swimsuits to romp and scamper under the arching water.

    Not only do the youngsters, ranging in age from seven to 12, enjoy the spectacular display, but they and the helpful firemen all get thoroughly drenched. For children and fire-fighters, the heat wave that has held the japanese capital in its sticky grip for several day ceases to exist-- until, of course, it's time to shut off the water and coil up the cooling hoses. But for at least one memorable afternoon, school was the most popular spot in the neighbourhood. Teachers, away on vacations while school is closed, missed the fun.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACEOG06D0ZZMOQWAK73THNXT3F
    Media URN:
    VLVACEOG06D0ZZMOQWAK73THNXT3F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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