• Short Summary

    A school explosion in Texas kills 500 - mostly pupils.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TEXAS TRAGEDY - EXPLOSION WRECKS SCHOOL".

    New London, Texas, United States of America (USA).

    Several shots of the flattened school in Texas after the explosion - debris everywhere, enormous damage. Crowds of volunteers working on rescue operation. A man standing next to the car totally smashed by a huge block of concrete. Several shots of the damage inside the building. Still photograph of the school before the explosion, cut to demolished school after explosion. More shots of the rubble. Item abruptly ends.

    Note: More footage on this event can be found in the NEWS IN A NUTSHELL for this issue under the name "TEXAS SCHOOL EXPLOSION".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    915.15
    Media URN:
    13462
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:36:00 / 01:50:14:00
    Canister:
    37/26

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