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    Liverpool, England: GV Empress of Canada lying on side alongside wharf. Closer V Crowd. in f-g. CU ship on side showing name. STV Decks of ship under water. BV Crowd looking at ship. (NIGHT: GV 'Empress' blazing. Closer V Decks ablaze. CU Pan Burning ship. SV Flames. LV Ditto. CU Firemen and blaze. CU Deck-chairs burning inside ship. SV Ship slightly on side with flames inside. CU Firemen giving warning, ship heeling. SV Ship ablaze at angle. CU Ditto. STV Ship on side ablaze. END OF NIGHT SHOTS) Pan V From another ship directing hoses onto Empress whose props. can be seen above water. SV Hoses over amidships. SV Ship well down. Pan V From half submerged funnel pan up amidship. LV Firemen climbing to deck of ship. SV Firemen directing hose thru portholes as ship lies on side. SV Pan From firemen to porthole. CU Porthole showing heat thru same. SCU Chief Officer, A.J. Greenslade, M.B.E. directing operations. CU Greenslade. LV Looking thru 2 fire engines at blaze. SV Firemen working on side of ship. CU Firemen. Pan V From ship to mast lying across whart. CU Ditto. SV Crowd watching. GTV Fire floats working on wreck. Pan V From sister ship 'EMPRESS OF FRANCE' to 'EMPRESS OF CANADA' lying on side.



    Ships and Boats; Fire; Disasters and Accidents; Great Britain




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    DUDLEY, SOMERS
    Liverpool

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHK919ZZO0ED8X1WIH1A6MP0C
    Media URN:
    VLVADHK919ZZO0ED8X1WIH1A6MP0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1953
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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