• Short Summary

    A terrifying accident leaves people stranded on an Alpine cable car.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Chamonix. Ordeal In Alps".

    Chamonix, France. Cable cars crash killing six tourists in Vallee Blanche.

    GV Hostel type building in The White Valley, Angle shot GV pan The White Valley.

    SV smashed car cable laying in the snow. SV parts of cable car. SV the cable car. GV mountain peak pan to three cable cars suspended above the mountains, LV cable cars.

    SV helicopter taking off. SV Ditto. GV rescuers in the snow, GV rescuers trekking through the snow. SV Ditto.

    LV building on top of peak where the machinery for the cable cars is. SV women in helicopter. SV other tourists standing around, SV people in helicopter. GV helicopter taking off, GV pan helicopter moving across the White Valley, SV people at foot of the mountain, SV Helicopter landing.

    GV the three suspended cable cars with Christian Mollier climbing down a rope from one of the cars descending three hundred feet, LV Mollier climbing down the rope.

    SV man in the cable car terminal pan to winch which has been rigged up to wind the cars in, LV the cars. SV Ditto. SV rescuers helping woman away from one of the cars after it had been wound in, SV another car being wound in, CU Ditto. SV man climbing up on cable over the car. SV men removing the car from the cable. SV small boy being helped out of car. CU woman being carried out of car.


    Cataloguer's Note: The cable cars were hit by a low flying French Air Force jet - MD

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:19:00 / 01:07:09:00

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