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  • Short Summary

    Ship, S. S. Falcon, burns off Dover, lifeboat rescues crew.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Ablaze from stern to stern. Pathe Gazette presents unique and thrilling pictures of S.S. Falcon on fire in the Channel."

    Off Dover, Kent.

    Various point of view shots from boat of small ship on choppy sea. Clouds of smoke rise from the ship. Various M/Ss of blazing ship - view is obscured by thick smoke.

    Intertitle: "Captain and crew, who remained at their posts until the last possible moment, were rescued by the Ramsgate lifeboat ".

    M/S of lifeboat rescuing crew from burning ship, taken from bow of another vessel. L/S of lifeboat and burning ship. More shots of fire on ship. More shots of lifeboat rescue.

    Intertitle: "Ashore - still burning - off Dover".

    Top shot, taken from cliff top, of smouldering ship. M/S of a bonfire, silhouetted men throw objects onto it (looks like shot from another, unidentified Gazette story).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    648.07
    Media URN:
    26321
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:02:00 / 01:34:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1341

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