• Short Summary

    New flood records are set in the Thames Valley, the River Lea bursts its banks, London water supplies are contaminated, aerial views show many square miles of devastation around Maidenhead, and people evacuate flooded homes by boat

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Flood Menace to Town and Country

    ENGLAND: Various:
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    FLOODS & STORMS River Lea bursts its banks - filter beds at Lea Bridge waterworks flooded contaminating the water supply. Camera shots from planes of area underwater at Maidenhead people travelling around in boats and in a D.U.K.W.


    RIVER LEA Overflows its banks and floods Lea Bridge Waterworks contaminating the water supply. People queueing up for water from lorries.


    RIVER THAMES Thames valley under water - shots of countryside around Maidenhead. DUKS taking people around in the floods


    WATERWORKS Lea Bridge Waterworks flooded by River Lea - water contaminated and people queueing for water from water lorries


    Disasters and Accidents; Weather

    overflow, rains, thaw, defrost, ice, anglers, peacetime, post-war, postwar, flooding
    Background: New flood records are set in the Thames Valley, the River Lea bursts its banks, London water supplies are contaminated, aerial views show many square miles of devastation around Maidenhead, and people evacuate flooded homes by boat

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACS15D50YOTN722RMQ4U56PFNA
    Media URN:
    VLVACS15D50YOTN722RMQ4U56PFNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1947
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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