• Short Summary

    Parisian firefighters burn down a condemned housing area to test their equipment.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Paris. Firemen Start A Fire".

    Paris, France.

    CV Elevated shot of the group of buildings that will be burned down to give French firefighters a practice blaze to work on. SV Firemen in street running out hoses. CU Group of firemen standing in street. CU Firemen pouring petrol into doorway of one of the buildings. CU Fireman blowing bugle. CU Fireman with a lighted torch, he throws it into the doorway and a sheet of flame immediately rises. CU Mass of flames. GV Aerial shot of buildings with smoke billowing from them and this zooms out to a long shot. GV Buildings with flames visible on the top floor, clouds of smoke rising. SV Flames and smoke billowing out of burning buildings. Top shot Looking down into a street with firemen directing a hose at the burning building. CU Cameraman on a roof photographing the burning buildings. GV Elevated shot of flames belching from the roof of one of the lower buildings. CU Masses of flame devouring a wooden part of one of the buildings. SV Flames bursting through a roof. CU Firemen operating a kind of mechanical hose. GV Smoke billowing from a building with jets of water being played on building. GV Flames licking over an almost completely destroyed building, this shot zooms in to SV CU Firemen wearing oxygen masks running out hoses. SV Top of building with smoke billowing out, pan down to show jets of water being played on buildings. CU Firemen looking upwards. SV Top of building with hose playing on it, with part of masonry crumbling. SV Top of building with jet of water playing on it. GV Elevated shot of building with smoke belching from it. CU Fireman writing on chart. GV Aerial shot of complete area where the fire is with smoke rising into the sky.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:39:00 / 01:41:57:00

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