• Short Summary

    Tornado hits mining town of Roodenpoort near Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TORNADO HITS SOUTH AFRICA".

    Roodenpoort, Transvaal, South Africa.

    General view of mining town of Roodenpoort, South Africa which was hit by tornado. Shattered house. Various shots of debris scattered around. Twisted girder. Various shots of uprooted trees at gum tree plantation, pan to gold mine workings. Red Cross flags flying at temporary camp. Several shots of tents erected for native people who lost their houses. Several shots of black people receiving hot drinks and food. White children being issued with clothing. Closer shot of white children holding clothing. Several shots of cars returning to Roodenpoort. Native labourers repairing cables. Close up shot of two linesmen on top of pole. Panning shot of demolished houses, pan to people at window of wrecked house. Man tossing debris over house. Woman in house examining dish while her son examines stove. Close up shot of bandaged motorist attending to wrecked car. Pan along people standing by wrecked houses. Several shots of people strolling along main street of wrecked town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1442.45
    Media URN:
    47187
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:03:00 / 02:02:25:00
    Canister:
    48/98

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