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  • Short Summary

    Avalanche in Switzerland damaged Simplon railway line.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Avalanche of huge boulders displaces River Thome from its bed, causing immense damage and overwhelming Simplon railway line".

    St. Maurice, Switzerland.

    Various shots of people looking over sides of bridge. M/S of firemen using rope to pull a tree out of a rapidly flowing river. Various shots of swollen river; mud and debris are pushed along by rapids. L/S of Simplon railway; mud has fallen from steep sidings blocking the way. M/S of hut in middle of tracks (fallen signal box?). Panning M/S of railway carriage half-engulfed by mud flow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    640.07
    Media URN:
    26287
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:02:00 / 01:09:42:00
    Canister:
    G 1334

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