• Short Summary

    Rescuers helping the victims of avalanche disaster in Switzerland.

  • Description

    Swiss Alps, Switzerland.

    GV. Snow covered mountain, pan down to village at the area of a giant avalanche disaster. LV. Pan, damaged Swiss chalets. SV. Damaged mountain chalet. SV. Men clearing snow. SCU. Damaged bicycle. MV. People digging around damaged chalet. LV. People digging out snow, pan down hole to man digging out lorry. SV. Woman and two children looking on. SV. Damaged stove. SCU. Man and priest talking, pan down to hole where woman was buried alive for more than 16 hours. SV. Rescued woman lying in bed. GV. Snowed St Moritz. LV. Blocked railway line. SV. Lined hanging from damaged telegraph pole. LV. Chalet buried up to roof at Andermatt. LV. Roof of chalet sticking out of snow. CU. Damaged roof of chalet. LV. Men poking snow with rods to locate survivors. SV. Rods being pushed into snow. Men take step forward. CU. Man working rod. CU. Rod being pushed into ground in snow. SV. Body stretcher being carried away. LV. People clearing snow from roof of chalet. SV. Pan, body being dragged away on stretcher. SV. People working on roof of chalet. SV. Pan, body being dragged away on sledge. SV. Man cutting through snow with saw. SCU. Saw cutting through snow. SV. Huge block of snow being lowered onto sledge. SV. Towards, men dragging away block of snow. LV. Damaged chalets nearly covered with snow. GV. Village.

    (F.G.) (Orig.A.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1437.12
    Media URN:
    46861
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:40:00 / 01:21:31:00
    Canister:
    51/9

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