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  • Short Summary

    Workmen dynamite parts of Blundellsands to create new channel for River Alt, Merseyside.

  • Description

    Blundellsands, Merseyside.

    Full titles read: "DIVERTING A RIVER ! - 1,750 lbs. of gelignite used in two 'big bangs' to displace 10,000 tons of sand to make new Channel for River Alt."

    L/S's of workmen on beach packing dynamite into the base of large poles (they look a bit like large firework rockets). L/S of workmen packing the gelignite into the sand. L/S of man waving his arms in the air before sinking the plunger to the ground. L/S of huge explosion that fire large amount of sand into the air, followed by a second explosion.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    800.18
    Media URN:
    36227
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:41:00 / 01:26:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1638

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