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    Paris, France.

    Title: "PARIS in PERIL. Vivid pictures of the great floods in French Capital".

    M/S of people looking over a bridge at the swollen River Seine - the water almost covers the carved figures in the bridge's stone supports. L/S of people on the bridge. L/S of another bridge, people look at something half submerged in the water - large girders or a flat barge, perhaps?

    Title: "Houses in suburbs had to be hastily evacuated".

    M/S of a flooded street; people avoid the water by walking along a make shift path made from wooden planks, another man gets into a rowing boat. M/S of two groups of people in rowing boats passing each other in a flooded street, a priest is on board one of the boats. M/S of a horse and cart trotting down a flooded street, they pass a policeman standing in the foreground. The cart carries a family and their belongings to safety. M/S of two more horse and carts loaded with people passing the policeman.

    Title: "Lamp posts & Kiosks nearly submerged".

    M/S of a flooded street, the water is very high - only the very tops of street lamps are visible. C/U of a street lamp attached by a bracket to the wall - the flood water swells beneath it.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:50:00 / 01:48:08:00
    G 1048
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    G 1048
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    Lifestyle & Culture Religion & Politics Historical Figures & Celebrities
    Temporary workspace: 7.7.2009 23:39 Life in 1920s Paris france 20\'s DEFI DE L\'EAU
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