• Short Summary

    Witton isolation hospital near Birmingham burnt down.

  • Description

    Witton nr Birmingham,West Midlands.

    GV. Witton Isolation Hospital with policeman standing outside. CU. Notice on gate 'Danger Smallpox Isolation Hospital - Keep Out'. Pan to notice 'Witton Isolation Hospital'. GV. Pan inside the grounds showing buildings and hospital. GV. Another hospital building inside the grounds. SV. Another building in the grounds. SV. The press and police standing at the gates before the building is burned, & CU. SV. Pan as civil defence vehicle goes into the hospital grounds. SCU. Pan, fire engine going in. SV. Group of people with banners, they are protesting. GV. Interior of the grounds showing men setting fire to buildings. SV. Building, man opens window at bottom. Angle shot of flames coming from window. GV. Hospital building, flames coming from top windows. Closer shot, pan along side of building showing the inside burning. GV. Building in flames. SV. Building in flames. SCU. Falling debris. Pan down clouds of smoke to building which is burning fiercely. GV. Pan inside the hospital grounds showing buildings burning. Angle shot of building alight, pan down. GV. Burning hospital.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:43:45:00

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