• Short Summary

    A petrol tank explodes killing people and smashing cars in roadside garage.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Montmartre. Garage Blast Kills 16".

    Paris, France. A petrol tank explodes killing people and smashing cars in roadside garage.

    GV Looking down street in Montmarte where the garage was. Police, ambulance and fire appliances lining either side of the street. LV Group of rescue workers standing amidst the rubble and in the background lie cars at all angles. SV Cars which have crashed down from the floors above, one of them wedge nose first between two others with its tail sticking up in the air. CU Another car almost completely covered with debris. LV Some cars still standing on floors above ground level, in foreground firemen playing hose on the debris because the gasoline fumes are spreading. CU Street sign "Rue D'Oslo". Angle shot of face of building with all the windows blown out. SV Window with no glass. SV Roadway littered with glass. LV Rescue workers admits the rubble. LV Tangled girders and wrecked cars. SV Two cars parked one behind the other crushed by two which were parked on the floor above, camera pans down to the ground where smashed cars lay amidst girders and debris. SV Panning shot of two cars upside down in the rubble. LV Breakdown lorry towing smashed cars from the ruins of the garage. SV A new Citroen car standing in the roadway badly damaged. SV Rescue worker digging amidst the debris. SV Cars lying upside down with one lying amongst them with tail in the air having crashed down from the floor above.


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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:22:00 / 01:02:24:00

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