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  • Short Summary

    The dam at Lake Eigiau bursts its banks causing havoc in Dolgarrog as houses are destroyed.

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    Item title reads - Havoc, death and desolation follow bursting of great Dam at Lake Eigiau. 180,000,000 gallons of water swept down mountainside, destroying a church, a bridge and many houses. Dolgarrog.

    M/S of people stood up on the river bank behind fences, the camera pans across to the swollen river. People walk across pieces of wood to get from one part to the other, the camera pans across them to the rocks at the side. M/S of water flowing in torrents past a building and down the street, men in the background start salvage work. L/S of a house with half one wall missing, the camera pans across rocks at the side. M/S of two ladies climbing over rocks near another house with its wall ripped out. C/U of the hole into the house. L/S of men with picks digging at the rocks as the water rushes around them. People stand in the background and watch.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:46:00 / 01:20:46:00
    G 1239

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