• Short Summary

    London Fire Brigade show off their newly acquired 100 ft extendable ladder - good shots.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "L.F.B. Headquarters. To be above any London Fire! London Fire Brigade - World's best. man & machine - try out marvellous new 100 ft all-steel British made turntable tower and escape."


    Fire engine with long ladder and turntable drives past, bell ringing. Several firemen attend it wearing shiny brass helmets. The appliance comes to a halt and the firemen leap off.

    C/U fireman (wearing cap) operates controls of extending ladder. He picks up a telephone receiver and turns it round when he realises he has it the wrong way round. (At this point the voice over is saying that the London fire brigade is the best in the world). The ladder begins to move.

    Shots of the ladder tilting up and beginning to extend.

    M/S fireman at rear of appliance working the controls. The turntable it now moving round.

    Great shot, view from above the top of the ladder showing fireman climbing up and fire engine below him.

    M/S showing the ladder extending even further (looks quite odd).

    Shot from the top of the ladder showing fireman climbing up.

    (Sound track ends) Low angle shot from bottom of ladder, it is extended up the side of a fire tower.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:42:00 / 01:32:34:00

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