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  • Short Summary

    Scenes from aftermath of landslide in French village of Roquebilliere.

  • Description

    Landslide in Roquebilliere, France.

    Flash frame French titles: 'France... La catastrophe de Roquebilliere. Une enorme masse de terre et de boue s'est abattue, la nuit, sur 15 maisons et 20 villageois.'

    Shots of the destruction caused by falling rocks; sliding earth and mud. Some houses fallen in. Village is built on steep hillside. A few men in a street; which is completely blocked off by a collapsed building at the end of the block; filling the entire space between houses on one side and houses on the other!

    More shots of damage. Evacuation of part of the town: shots of people carrying furniture and other possessions on their backs; heads; etc. Villagers gathered in square w/ monument in centre; some of the people are loading carts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2384.03
    Media URN:
    76197
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:11:00 / 01:06:52:00
    Canister:
    ON 286 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, here we see footage of a landslide that occurred in Roquebilliere on 24 November 1926.

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