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  • Short Summary

    Scenes showing the controlled explosions to divert raging Mississippi waters.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " New Orleans saved. Raging waters of the Mississippi released by dynamiting the levee at Poydras - at cost of flooding 450,000 acres of valuable land."

    New Orleans, United States of America (USA).

    M/S as a man sets up the ignition device, followed by three long shots of explosions at some distance. The explosions create a quick flare of black shooting up into the sky. C/U of water rushing down banks into streams.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    682.08
    Media URN:
    32985
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:02:00 / 01:11:13:00
    Canister:
    G 1397

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