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  • Short Summary

    A look at the devastation caused by flooding in the French capital.

  • Description

    France.

    Title: "FLOODS in PARIS - Swollen Seine is rapidly rising to the catastrophe mark (21 ft.) - only fine weather can avert great disaster".

    L/S of a suspension bridge over the swollen River Seine, in the foreground men clamber on piles of gravel and coal sticking out of the flood to get on a barge, a horse and cart stand nearby. M/S of a stone bridge with figures carved in the support pillars, the river rushes underneath, the water is higher than usual.

    Panning across a flooded avenue - trees stick out of the water, a man walks along planks balanced on tables outside a cafe, another man wades through the water. High angled shot of railway tracks, they appear to be covered in snow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    326.17
    Media URN:
    24419
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:36:00 / 01:41:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1047

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