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  • Short Summary

    Broken bridges at the scene of an alpine train disaster.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Alpine Train Disaster. English tourist among 21 victims of mountain train crash on the Mer-de-Glace."

    Switzerland

    M/S snow covered mountains and trees, with a shot of a railway carriage on its side, and a broken bridge section to the left of picture. Some very poor quality film of wrecked carriages, and a view of the wreckage framed by the bridge arch, with the Alpine scene in the background.

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    Film ID:
    696.28
    Media URN:
    33330
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:58:00 / 01:42:19:00
    Canister:
    G 1429

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 25 August 1927, on the Montenvers rack railway line.

    The Mer-de-Glace is a glacier on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

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