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  • Short Summary

    London Fire Brigade puts out warehouse fire without loss of life.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Paint warehouse ablaze. Thanks to truly wonderful and daring work by the London Fire Brigade, no lives were lost and adjoining property saved".


    L/S of firemen and fire engines, all directing their hoses towards a large warehouse. Tilt up to show jets of water hitting the warehouse windows. High angled shot taken from roof of nearby building of firemen's ladder and more jets of water hitting warehouse. Tilt up to show fireman using hose at top of ladder. M/S of a row of firemen on a flat roof directing hoses over edge.

    Intertitle reads: "Millions of gallon of water were hurled on the raging inferno from every height and angle".

    Various shots of firemen perched on edge of roof, panning shot to show water from their hoses hitting the blaze. High angled M/S of water hitting charred window frames. Tilt down to show water running down warehouse, causing a small flood in street.

    Intertitle reads: "Bravo, London Fire Fighters!"

    Low angled shot of two firemen on ladder, one climbs upwards, the other directs hose at fire.

    Intertitle: flashframe too fast to read, says something about daredevil cameraman obtaining pictures ...

    M/S of firemen on roof of burning warehouse. M/S of firemen on roof using hoses, view of St. Paul's cathedral in background.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:10:00 / 01:43:43:00
    G 1321

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