• Short Summary

    Good shots of huge flames at night and scorched earth at day with oil bubbling up from earth.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Naghegues, Hungary

    LS At night, huge flames reaching 300 feet at an oil well fire, started by self ignition. (3 shots). Various shots during day of scorched earth and flames still to be seen in fissures. Good shots, MS and CU of oil bubbling to surface or possibly gas being released from below.

    Note: Date on original paperwork: 02/10/1961. Contemporary records say the flames reached heights of 100 metres and raged for 42 hours. The gas pressure loosened the deeper earth layers and the fire put itself out although flames reappeared intermittently. Hungarian commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2998.28
    Media URN:
    85815
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:40:00 / 01:57:24:00
    Canister:
    UN 3544 F

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