• Short Summary

    President Truman views flooded Midwest from his private plane.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    American newsreel titles read: 'MIDWEST FLOODS REACH CREST!'.

    Missouri, United States of America.

    Air to air shot of President Harry S Truman's 'Independence' plane in flight. M/S of Truman looking through binoculars from plane. Aerial views of the flooded Mississippi and Missouri areas showing animals and houses completely cut off.

    M/S of American officers studying map of flood area. C/U of American speaking into telephone. M/S of US Navy loudspeaker. General view of deserted houses awaiting flood crest. Aerial view of helicopter starting up.

    L/S of mechanical shovel making dyke. Bulldozer and lorry loaded with rubble for dykes travelling along road. People stacking sandbags. L/S of deserted factory. Aerial view of flood waters. M/S of sandbagged Council Bluffs Water Works. L/S of sandbagging industrial site. M/S of dog on a lead. L/S of 'CINCH' advertising poster for cake mix with the line 'Add Water Only'. L/S of helicopter flying over flooded street.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:19:00 / 01:29:30:00
    UN 2431 G

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