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  • Short Summary

    100,000 people are left homeless when Mount Etna erupts in Sicily.

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    Item title reads - The Etna disaster. Avalanche of molten lava destroys everything in its path, rendering 100,000 people homeless. Sicily.

    L/S of smoke and rubble, soldiers walk up and look at it. L/S of Mount Etna blowing up clouds of smoke, L/S of the smoking lava as it trickles down the hill. A horse and cart drive over the rubble and women walk past with possessions on their heads. Various shots of people walking about amongst the rubble trying to go about their business. A Priest and military officer walk down the street. M/S of the lava again, the camera pans across it to the town, various shots of fires in the woods, L/S of the scene, smoke rises.

    C/U of the lava, the camera pans slowly across it. M/S of military men in the town, L/S of the town. M/S as lava pours out of the top of the volcano, people stand round the bottom where is has stopped and settled. Various shots are repeated from earlier, the camera pans across the rubble of collapsed buildings. Various shots as hay carts drive through the town and people try and repair the roof of a house. M/S as part of a building falls down and another one collapses entirely. Various shots of the lava.

    Note: this story contains the same or similar footage to the item entitled 'Mount Etna' in
    G 1003 on *PM0312*.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:15:00 / 02:01:15:00
    G 993

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