• Short Summary

    Railway bridge in Dauntsey and bridge over Seine in France both demolished by blasts.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "DRASTIC DEMOLITION - Railway bridge at Dauntsey destroyed with one blast to make way for new road."

    Dauntsey.

    Pan across the countryside showing a small railway bridge and people working on it - getting the explosives ready to demolish the bridge. This is Malmesbury bridge which is to be demolished to make place to a new road.

    Men blow the bridge - it bursts instantly and thick cloud of dust covers the screen. It clears up. People looking on, some children are running across debris.

    River Seine, Rouen, France.

    Pan across the long bridge across the Seine. People working on demolishing the bridge. Men are seen making holes in concrete with large drills and pushing explosive into them. Bridge being blown up, thick cloud of dust covers the screen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    795.28
    Media URN:
    10144
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:24:00 / 01:39:24:00
    Canister:
    34/70

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