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  • Short Summary

    Emergency services switchboard operators + tenement building on fire.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Colour item.

    Fire call - could be Glasgow, Scotland.

    Various shots emergency services switchboard operators at work. CU map of city on wall. CU clock on wall.

    Exterior shot of tenement building, smoke is pouring from one of the upstairs windows. A fire engine arrives is parked outside, firemen enter the building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3368.10
    Media URN:
    92237
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Sound:
    mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:37:00 / 01:49:47:00
    Canister:
    UN 4635 M

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The cataloguer surmises that this footage may be shot in Glasgow, and indeed the fire engines seen here carry Glasgow Fire Service markings.

    The first fire engine seen, at 01:20, is a Dennis D-series engine, (Reg. No. SGE 700G).

    Slightly reducing the clip's current date range, seen at 01:52 is a K-registered Ford Transit. That dates the footage as being from at least August 1971.

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