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  • Short Summary

    2,500 gallons of petrol are poured into the Thames and set alight during oil danger tests by Port of London Authority. Isle of Grain, Kent.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Setting the Thames on fire! Ignition of 2,500 gallons of petrol makes awe-inspiring spectacle during oil danger tests by Port of London Authority. Isle of Grain, Kent.

    Various shots as the petrol gushes into the river from a pipe. M/S of man setting fire to the petrol on a small patch of river, M/S as it spreads very quickly throwing out flames and thick black smoke as it covers the petrol soaked area. L/S of the smoke and flames billowing over a large area and filling the sky as people stand and watch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    826.12
    Media URN:
    18982
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:09:00 / 01:18:31:00
    Canister:
    G 1667

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