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    Good footage of a lifeboat rescue - hospital ship Rohilla has sunk close to coast.

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    Shipwreck - location unknown.

    Lifeboat crews rescue survivors of the wrecked hospital ship Rohilla. Exciting footage. Small crowd on shore looking toward wrecked ship not far from shore; looks like it crashed on rocks. Lifeboat at water's edge; wreck in BG.; pan right to long line of people holding hands to form a chain (presumably to walk out toward wreck).

    Shot from high position of wreck w/ waves crashing around. Then closer shots of the action on the beach: teams of men holding onto ropes are trying to get closer to wreck; waves sweeping over heads of those farther out. While this is going on; some of the survivors stagger across beach toward camera; held up by a few rescue workers. Others are carried. People walking along beach; women wrapped in shawls or blankets; a group of men carry someone on a stretcher; some children walking along with them.

    More people coming to help or to watch; a few carry blankets; one woman carries a pot & a cup; men carrying another stretcher (empty). They are hurrying along beach around big rocks; sea wall in BG. Disasters; emergency; danger. Dramatic footage.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:54:00 / 01:39:50:00
    ON 464 G

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  1. Unknown user says

    I have just watched this clip being shown on BBC Coast programme, and the location is WHITBY North Yorkshire. The clip is also shown in the lifeboat museum.

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