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  • Short Summary

    Forest fires and devastated homes in French region of Gironde Province.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and / or locations may be unclear or unknown.

    Cuts from 49/68 - French forest fire - Gironde Province, France.

    Various shots of flames blazing through trees. People work furiously to stem the spread of flames. Ancient car mobilised for firefighting amid smoke.

    M/S through doorway of gutted cottage showing another damaged building. More gutted buildings, one with chickens wandering about in devastated foreground.

    Woman walking slowly through clearing. Man driving geese along; woman following. Car driving along road away from danger area. Women leaving their homes; some carrying babies, others wheeling bicycles.

    Beater at work by side of road along which traffic passes through smoke. Man running with hose on vehicle. Caterpillar track vehicle moving along; beaters follow. Line of flame catching base of trees. L/S of flames and smoke through trees.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:07:00 / 01:13:59:00
    UN 2154 D

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