• Short Summary

    Destruction in a Parisian suburb after 3,000 hand grenades explode.

  • Description

    Paris.

    Various shots of the destruction left in a Paris suburb after 3,000 hand grenades confiscated from a 'secret society' exploded while soldiers and policemen were loading them onto a lorry outside a laboratory. The men were blown to pieces.

    People stand about looking at several wrecked lorry and car frames and pieces of the men's clothing hanging from high tree branches. Commentator says Britain's Under Secretary Geoffrey Lloyd was due to visit the laboratory at about the time of the explosion but, at the last minute, was unable to come. (He may be seen here, but this cataloguer doesn't recognise him.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.05
    Media URN:
    16233
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:29:00 / 01:03:08:00
    Canister:
    38/9

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