• Short Summary

    The army uses amphibious vehicles to help the people in the flooded town of Maidenhead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Coalmen, Butchers, Drivers ... Now - The Army Takes Over Flood Towns".

    Maidenhead, Berkshire.

    MS CU Various shots of army amphibious vehicles (DUKWs) driving along flooded roads with rescued people.

    CU a policeman giving directions into a microphone. CU an army signal corps man speaking into the microphone.

    MS Civilians piling onto an army lorry.

    CU a man in bathing trunks jacket and trilby hat carries belongings through the floods MS a woman in wellington walks through flood waters.

    MS soldiers lifting an old woman into a rowing boat. CU elderly lady in boat.

    LS a dog, marooned on a piece of wood. CU the dog being picked up by a girl in a boat. MS of a tank in the water.

    MS A rowing boat full of bread being hauled by one of the soldiers and pushed by another. CU shopping is delivered by attaching it to a long pole poking from window which is then dragged inside.

    MS Sacks of coal being loaded onto a jeep. MS a DUKW called Borden Flyer, delivers the milk. CU a nurse wades out to collect the milk from the DUKW. MS a DUKW drives off down a flooded road.

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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:
    01:46:41:00 / 01:48:30:00

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