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  • Short Summary

    A large crane collapses into a London street and hits a taxi.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " The Great Gale. 150 ft. crane collapses in street, a taxi driver being particularly fortunate."

    London

    M/S of the fallen crane and twisted metal lying across the street. There are broken timber sections too. HIgh angle shot of debris. People are seen walking through the wreckage in a line, a man with a parcel, a delivery man, a postman, who seem to be carrying on business despite the accident. M/S of a taxi trapped under a section of the crane, with its roof crushed.

    Note: This was a lucky escape, but the taxi and the pedestrians look quite funny.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    704.13
    Media URN:
    33467
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:16:00 / 01:18:02:00
    Canister:
    G 1446

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