• Short Summary

    Good item showing how a London fire brigade responds to a call.

  • Description

    Fire call.

    London.

    C/U alarm bell ringing. M/S controller at panel. C/U lit sign reading 'fire', C/U code letters lighting up. Good low angle shot as the firemen slide down the pole. M/S fireman shouting orders and flicking switches to control traffic lights. M/S firemen mounting engine. M/S as one pulls out. M/S as fireman jumps on engine and drops his shoe ready to put his boots on. C/U engine approaching camera. M/S as they swing it around and go down street. C/U bell ringing and firemen donning helmets.

    M/S fire engine going down street, C/U's driver and crew. M/S as they speed down the street and right of island. C/U fireman ringing bell. Various shots at they continue down the street at speed past other vehicles. C/U driver. Various shots as they speed along. M/S of three engines passing the camera. C/U fireman at scene using walkie-talkie. Various shots as they fight the large fire and advance with the hoses. L/S wreckage of the building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1387.21
    Media URN:
    45353
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:35:00 / 01:41:28:00
    Canister:
    NP 412

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