• Short Summary

    A double-decker bus mounts pavement in Oxford Street - eight people killed and many injured.

  • Description

    Oxford Street, London.

    GV. Top shot, Oxford Street. GV. Crowded pavements, bus stop as buses go by. SV. Towards, bus queue, rather long one. GV. Bus draws up at stop showing crowded pavement. SLIP PAN. GV. Bus up on pavement and fire tender alongside. AS. Top of bus, pan down to show front of bus smashed into wall of National Provincial Bank. SV. Pan up, showing the bus stop post smashed down on pavement, pan up to back of the bus. CU. Bus stop sign laying on pavement. GV. Ambulance and the bus concerned, firemen working round it. SV. The back of bus and firemen looking under it as an ambulance man dashes by. SV. Towards, ambulance arriving. SV. Ambulance men carrying stretcher, pan to show firemen working at the back of the bus. SCU. Injured man lying in shop doorway, pan up to show women's hats in window. SV. A person is carried towards back of ambulance. CU. Woman being comforted and directed along towards an ambulance by a policeman. SV. Women being led towards ambulance as the back of the bus is being jacked up on right of picture. CU. Back of ambulance, policemen milling around. SV. Firemen on knees and looking under back of bus with lifting gear standing on ground behind them. Others in background are operating lifting gear. SV. Stretcher with dead person is taken away. SV. Back of ambulance, pan to the firemen still working on back of bus. CU. Stretcher with wounded person being taken to ambulance. CU. Crowd looking on. LV. Firemen still working on back of bus. SCU. Policemen holding woman's hat and handbag. CU. Firemen go by with dead body. CU. Ambulance goes by, pan to show filled street and another ambulance backing in. GV. Top shot of the bus on the pavement.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:19:00 / 01:08:44:00

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