• Short Summary

    Bad flooding in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Stricken City".

    Hamburg, Germany.

    Various shots gale swept harbour, tugs and barges are tossed around in rough sea. L/S burst dyke, pan round to show water gushing down streets. L/S helicopter flying over flooded area. Panning shot floods. L/S house with water washing against it. L/S looking out across rooftops showing man waving white flag. M/S helicopter in flight. L/S helicopter hovering above rooftop while two people climb into it. L/S helicopter flying away.

    Various shots flooded street showing cars practically submerged. C/U column at side of road with flood water swirling round it. L/S showing soldiers in rubber dinghy paddling furiously against the flow of the water. Tracking shot showing water around houses. Tracking shot man standing on low roof. L/S flooded home. L/S of railway line and a locomotive over on its side. C/U turbulent waters, pan up to the wrecked locomotive where the embankment has subsided. Panning shot flooded area. Angle shot house with wall missing. C/U old lady looking out of window. C/U a fish lying high and dry on wire mesh.

    M/S rescue boat moving towards high ground. Various shots people on board boat being carried to safety. C/U one of the rescuers carrying a cat to safety. L/S flooded area with rescue boat in picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:20:00 / 01:46:25:00

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