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  • Short Summary

    Scenes of floods in Berkshire - date is 47/24.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Floods in South of England - Berkshire.

    General shot flooded street - dope sheet suggests it is Maidenhead, Berkshire. Lorry with food and milk parked in middle of flood water. Brief shot army amphibious vehicle (DUWK), nicknamed "Bordon Flyer". Men pulling rowing boat along which is full of supplies. Soldiers rescuing civilians in rowing boat, one soldier is carrying a girl. M/S soldiers mooring rowing boat to some trees. M/S rescue rowing boat, pan to truck carrying civilians. More shots DUWK carrying civilians. Various shots man in coat and hat but no trousers! He wades around in water. Street with elevated planks - people walk along them to avoid water. L/S army vehicle stuck on muddy track. M/S tank. Various shots truck being towed out of mud. Little girl being lifted onto tank. Various shots Scottie dog on tea tray floating on flood water, swimming between rowing boats and standing on floating door (looks like cameraman is trying to get a cute shot of stranded dog!) M/S people queuing. M/S policemen speaking into microphone.

    Cuts from Gazette Issue 47/24. Date on Gazette Issue is 24/03/1947.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2375.19
    Media URN:
    66549
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1947
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:09:00 / 01:55:39:00
    Canister:
    UN 1722 A

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