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  • Short Summary

    31 of America's wartime wooden ships are deliberately set alight until they are totally destroyed.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A mighty bonfire. 31 of America's wartime wooden ships that cost a million dollars each, deliberately destroyed by fire. Sandy Point.

    Various shots of all the burning ships in a row, the camera pans across them. L/S of them blazing at night making a dramatic sight, M/S of one burning ferociously. The camera pans across the rest of them. M/S of the charred wreckage of the ships after they have been burning all night, some are still on fire and smoke billows from the rest.

    Note: a red tinted version exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    434.08
    Media URN:
    19973
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:05:00 / 01:11:48:00
    Canister:
    G 1243

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