• Short Summary

    Poison fumes blanket American town of Donora killing 20 people and leaving 400 sick.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Donora, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA). American voiceovered material.

    Poison fumes blanket American town of Donora killing 20 people and leaving 400 sick.

    General view of fog over town of Donora, Pennsylvania. General view of fog over town showing chimneys of zinc factory in background - factory which is allegedly responsible for the production of 'poisonous fog' which poisoned many inhabitants of the town. Two beds with oxygen tents. Nurse attending one patient who is suffering from respiratory problems.

    Long shot of of countryside in fog, zinc factory chimneys smoking in background. Long shot of a street in Donora with lights on. Long shot of the town with river in background.

    Possibly connected with 48/90 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1524.02
    Media URN:
    59819
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:43:00 / 01:01:18:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 043 K

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The incident reported here is known as the "1948 Donora Smog". It lasted from 27-31 October 1948.

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