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  • Short Summary

    News item about a new fire station headquarters in Lambeth, London.

  • Description

    Pathe Gazette item.

    Flag flies on top of a new fire station headquarters in Lambeth, London. Large number of firemen in very shiny helmets stand to attention. Many people stand on the balconies of buildings to see the royal visitors who have come to open the new headquarters. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth watch fire fighting demonstrations.

    Firemen use hoses to put out a fire. A man jumps from a window as his colleagues below hold a circular piece of canvas which breaks his fall. Top shot of fire engines. Men climb a ladder to a very high window from which smoke is billowing.

    King (?) rings the fire bell (very dark shot). Fire engines leave the station.

    Two boats on the sea. Short shot of children standing by the side of the road waving little Union Jacks.

    Note: Story incomplete due to decomposition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1833.08
    Media URN:
    71162
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1937
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:39:00 / 01:57:07:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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