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  • Short Summary

    Firemen risk life and limb in trying to combat a fire in Glasgow.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Holiday Fire Disaster. 4 Firemen perish whilst fighting flames which destroyed six storey warehouse."

    Glasgow, Scotland

    M/S as smoke pours from a building, which has partly been demolished by the fire. There is no roof and a wall stands tall and precarious. Firemen can be seen to one side working with hoses. A man on a ladder, near to a wall, which looks to be in danger of collapse, uses a long pole to prod the top bricks. Other men are seen working at great height, silhouetted against the smoke. It doesn't look safe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    710.34
    Media URN:
    33600
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:00:00 / 01:50:03:00
    Canister:
    G 1463

Comments (1)

  1. weechookie says

    This fire happened on Christmas Eve, 1927 in a warehouse in Graham Street, Glasgow. Four firefighters were killed, their colleagues worked continuously for 4 days over Christmas until their bodies were recovered.

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