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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Japan before it was devastated by an earthquake, fire and tidal wave.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Earthquake, fire and tidal wave destroy Tokyo and Yokohama and more than 250,000 people lost their lives. Japan.

    Intertitle - 'Tokyo, now a smouldering heap of ruins.'

    L/S aerial views of the city before the devastation, various shots as a tram drives through the centre of the city and people go about their business. M/S as people walk through the streets.

    Intertitle - 'Typical natives of Japanese capital.' M/S of men and women lined up, some have babies and children.'

    Intertitle - 'The Crown Prince of Japan had a lucky escape and immediately organised relief measures.' M/S of Crown Prince Hirohito in profile talking to naval personnel.

    Intertitle - 'The port of Yokohama, all shipping, the naval station and docks were overwhelmed and destroyed.' M/S of Yokohama before the earthquake with various types of boats in the harbour, the camera pans across them.

    Intertitle - 'The main street of Japan's largest port.' L/S of trams driving down the middle of the street. M/S as people walk down the road and banners fly overhead.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:43:00 / 01:55:41:00
    G 1013

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