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  • Short Summary

    Shots of Tokyo before the earthquake destroyed it.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Japanese earthquake. Graphic pictures that tell their own story of greatest catastrophe in the world's history.

    Intertitle - 'Editor's note. Editor Pathe Gazette pays tribute to Ralph Earle, his operator in the Orient who risked his life to make the pictures you now see.'

    M/S of a map of Japan in negative, words appear with an arrow pointing to Tokyo, it says 'where 150,000 were killed or injured.' M/S of another arrow saying 'Yokohama, 1400 houses burned 100,000 casualties.' These are repeated in positive.

    The camera pans across Tokyo before the earthquake. M/S of a busy street with people walking down between the houses, C/U of the street. Trams run down the road and people walk about. M/S of the street taken from a tram.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    318.08
    Media URN:
    24020
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:13:00 / 01:10:19:00
    Canister:
    G 1022

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