• Short Summary

    Floods in Amsterdam cause widespread damage after Dyke bursts. Holland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Dyke burst aftermath.

    Amsterdam, Holland.

    M/S flooded area in the northern part of Amsterdam. L/S travelling shot showing flooded houses. Exterior M/S of a house showing the high watermark about two feet above the current level of the water. The interior of one of the houses shows debris floating on the flood water and a bird cage swinging in the foreground. C/U birdcage with bird lying dead in it. M/S of three men coming along in a boat. A suitcase and birdcage are handed down from upstairs rooms. L/S of a flooded shop, travelling shot shows window of flooded shop with toys and other articles floating. M/S interior of a shop showing goods on the shelves, camera pans to other goods floating on flood water amidst debris.

    High angle shots of floating pump stations on the canal. C/U pipe leading from flooded area into the canal with water gushing from it. M/S Salvation Army man pouring out hot beverages for the workers. C/U as a man drinks it. Travelling shot of flooded houses where people have put bicycles and motorcycles on their front porches out of the water. M/S travelling shot of a smashed car top poking through the water, this car was damaged by rescue boats. Various shots of other cars in the water. M/S of the driver of the cameraman's boat, camera pans to flooded houses and streets with debris floating on the water.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:57:00 / 01:09:04:00

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