Austrian soldiers work to stop a mudslide destroying a village, the people evacuate their homes.
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Austrian newsreel item. Title reads: "Elemente".
Landl, The Tyrol, Austria
Various shots, in the Austrian Alps where the small village of Landl is being slowly destroyed as the mountain above it slowly moves with the help of water running down from the high slopes. High shot, pan along soft snow on valley floor. MS River in flood in Landl. Pan across Alpine chalets. MS Inside a building, rubble has poured into the house through the door. Various shots, people gather their belongings to evacuate their homes whilst Austrian soldiers carry children to safety. Various shots, other soldiers with excavators etc. work to stop the mud. Various shots, soldiers plant explosives to block the river with debris and fell trees to try and stem the movement of earth. LS Mud covering the streets of the village. LS View of the damage and debris left in the wake of the mudslide.
Note: Date on original record: 26/11/1964. German commentary.