• Short Summary

    Last bit of Crystal Palace is demolished, steel frame will be used in war effort.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Crystal Palace Tower - the End".

    London.

    C/U of a print depicting the Crystal Palace as it was in 1851. Panning shot of the Crystal Palace in the 1930s, before the fire of 1936. C/U notice "The North Tower is open daily". Pan up the exterior of the North Tower. Good shots of the grounds of the Palace taken from the top of the tower in early 1930s.

    Various shots of the Crystal Palace collapsing in fire in 1936. L/S shots of the tower in 1941. Various shots of dynamite being placed at base of tower. The charge explodes and the tower falls in a cloud of dust. Various shots workmen removing steel from the wreckage. L/S of the Tower being demolished by the explosive, taken in slow motion. The steel will be recycled as part of war effort.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1113.12
    Media URN:
    38757
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:38:00 / 01:15:27:00
    Canister:
    41/32

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