• Short Summary

    Floods cover areas of Eastern England as rivers durst their banks.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Thames Embankment Breached. Floods Sweep E. England".

    Snettisham, Norfolk.

    LV GV Flooded countryside. MV Travel shot flooded countryside. MV Towards 'Dukws' amphibious vehicles ploughing through water, carrying rescued villagers and their belongings. CU Rescued people. Woman carrying cat. MV Two rescued people on Dukw.

    Skegness, Lincolnshire

    CU Noticeboard - 'Sun Castle Hotel Skegness Morning Coffee ices, teas' pan to snow covered front at Skegness. MV Snow pelting against bungalow. MV Snow drifting across countryside.

    Hunstanton, Norfolk.

    SV Broken promenade at Hunstanton. CU Cracks and forced up paving stones on promenade. GV Damaged chalet and broken telegraph wires at Heacham. MV People clearing wrecked bungalow. GV People clearing debris from beach. Teas and ices kiosk in background.

    Millbank, London.

    GV From Millbank across River Thames pan down to water seeping through river wall. MV People rescuing tools. MV Waterman lifting drain hole. CU Water pouring down drain.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1407.15
    Media URN:
    45786
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:03:00 / 01:21:25:00
    Canister:
    49/19

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