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  • Short Summary

    Red Cross workers load blankets and mattresses into trucks.

  • Description

    United States of America (USA).

    Red Cross sends aid to victims of Halifax. New York mattress company truck being loaded. Big stacks of mattresses are piled on top of a cab! Another truck from Boston backs up in foreground, it is piled high with pillows & blankets. Shot of worker moving mattresses strapped to a hand truck, other workers around, many more mattresses in background piled up. Disaster relief, charity donations

    American cataloguer's note: Most likely referring to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where there was an explosion of ammunition in 1916 which caused great damage in the surrounding area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2354.12
    Media URN:
    75843
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:05:00 / 01:09:23:00
    Canister:
    ON 237 N

Comments (1)

  1. croald says

    The Halifax Explosion occurred on 6 December 1917, when the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with Belgian relief ship Imo in the Narrows. So either the date or the event is incorrect in this description.

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