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    Various shots of gas well alight, suddenly extinguished and smoke blows high into the air.

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    Aerial view of Sahara Desert, where a gas well is alight the flame from the well rises about 300 ft. into the air VS. Bulldozers and Mechanical Excavators at work the flame is in the background. CU. & MS. Paul 'Red' Adair with some of his team of men. VS. the team of fire fighters led by Adair prepare the explosive in a metal drum. Aerial complete set up in the Sahara Desert with gas flame leaping high in the air. VS. Mechanical devices around well. Aerial view of large reservoir built near the well where water is drawn for cooling the whole area. VS. Red Adair near the well at night studying the position. Two shots of the gas well fire at night. MS. Paul 'Red' Adair in his little room sits on his bed and checks the fuse he will use. VS. Around the flame at sunrise. Aerial view of flame. LS. The flame is suddenly extinguished and smoke blows high into the air. VS. Red Adair moves into the gas flame with an explosive on the end of a mechanical excavator he blows the flame out as the explosive goes off.


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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:59:00 / 01:54:47:00
    UN 3601 A

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