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  • Short Summary

    More news pictures of the floods in America.

  • Description

    Item title reads: The Great American flood disaster. Thousands of miles inundated, incalculable damage, even city of New Orleans threatened by mighty Father of all Rivers."

    United States of America (USA).

    Floods in America continue to cause devastation. L/S of the flooded river waters streaming past at speed. - shot of the flooded landscape. tracking shot of flooded homes and streets shot from a train or boat.

    Intertitles read: "Convicts are pressed into service."
    Convicts dressed in striped clothing -black guys - like a chain gang but not actually chained together- use spades to pad down sand bags. Men wearing raincoats work throwing sandbags at the river edge. More convicts in striped clothes carry sand bags.

    Intertitles read: "Armies of refugees forced to fly from their homes are living in tents."
    M/S of tents where the refugees from the floods are housed in a tent city. M/S of a camp site, children, meals are served from a bench in one tent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    680.26
    Media URN:
    32918
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:31:00 / 01:34:35:00
    Canister:
    G.1395

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