• Short Summary

    British soldiers blow up a derelict bridge in Derbyshire - just for practice.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Shottle. Sky High. Royal Engineers destroy derelict 19-arch bridge, gaining much valuable experience and a great thrill for onlookers!"

    Shottle, Derbyshire.

    Soldiers of the Royal Engineers prepare explosive charges to use in the demolition of the bridge.

    Shots of the old bridge.

    Soldiers attach wires to demolition switch. A bugle player sounds a warning to ensure the area is clear. The plungers are pushed down (twice).

    Shots of the bridge exploding. Another part of the bridge is blown up.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    725.23
    Media URN:
    6490
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:07:00 / 01:38:10:00
    Canister:
    33/78

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