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  • Short Summary

    The Thames freezes over and boats come back frozen during arctic conditions in Britain.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Arctic Britain! Dover-Ostend mailboat "Ville de Liege" runs aground in fierce blizzard, crew and passengers were all saved. Dover, Kent.

    Various shots of the "Ville de Liege" half sunk in the water.

    Intertitle - 'Shipping return to port as if from Arctic Circle.'

    Various shots of one ship covered in ice, it is on rigging, side and funnels.

    Intertitle - 'The Great Frost' Not for many years has the Thames been so frozen over. (rest of title obscured by timecode). Kingston, Greater London.

    Various shots of the Thames covered with ice. M/S of a man standing on the bank and pushing one big piece out of the way with a stick. M/S of a boat with "Ham" on the side sailing through the ice covered water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    778.20
    Media URN:
    36310
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:18:00 / 01:28:42:00
    Canister:
    G 1581

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