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    Valdivia, Chile

    Aerial view, flying over devastated area. Various shots, ruined buildings, rubble, etc. Various shots of ruined church, showing few remaining pews, Madonnas, etc. with old lady praying in front of them. Various shots, more devastation. LS. Wrecked hospital, showing beds. MS. People clearing rubble. Various shots of displaced persons and of temporary homes which they are living in, pan to show rebuilding in progress. Various shots as people queue for water. MS. Small boy walks off with two pails of water. MS. Pan from people to USAF plane. Various shots survivors and children leave aircraft together with what little belongings they have. (Mute F.G.)

    Cataloguers note: The story concerns a tremendous earthquake of 8,5 degrees that affected the cities of Valdivia and Puerto Montt in May of 1960. The quake originated 180 feet below the bottom of the sea and 100 miles into the Pacific Ocean.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:36:00 / 01:14:44:00
    UN 3353 B
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    UN 3353 B
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    Religion & Politics
    Chile earthquake 1960 Chile earthquake 1960 Earthquake - Chile Chile 1960s Chile
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