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  • Short Summary

    Various library stories from the 1910s.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Title reads: "Armageddon. Britain's Army mobilises. Troops quartered in a school." Troops take over London school. Intertitle reads: "Germans Who Cannot Go Back." Crowd of German nationals.Intertitle reads: "Troops on Waterloo Station." Troops waiting on platform. One does a dance. Intertitle reads: "Scenes during mobilisation". Troops and horse artillery along country road. Signaller uses field telephone. Intertitle reads: "The Oval, Bank Holiday - and Now". Flashback to Oval cricket ground before declaration of war. Troops and artillery using the oval as a base
    Title reads: "Trench Periscope. The 'Ork-Oie' periscope which enables observations to be taken from undercover.: Demonstration of the trench periscope which enables soldier to look over trench without being seen or shot. The observer passes on comments via field telephone. Intertitle reads: "Where a man would be killed by bullets. The Periscope merely has its glass broken." A soldier pops his head up and gets shot (mock up). The periscope pops up above the top of the trench. A soldier removes a broken mirror.
    Title reads: "Sicily. 5,000 Houses Have Been Destroyed In Recent Terrible Earthquake." Ruined houses and villages with people digging into debris searching for relatives and belongings, also reception area for the homeless.
    Title reads: "Tourist Trophy Races. Eric Williams, the winner, travels over 45 1/2 miles per hour round the Isle of Man." Long shot of motorcyclist racing along in the TT.
    Title reads: "Coaching Marathon. Mr Barron, the winner (no 6) running across Barnes Common." Stage coaches crowded with passengers crossing the Common.
    Title reads: "Liner Survivors. The Corsican arrives in Glasgow with 136 survivors of the Empress of Ireland disaster." Survivors including a few women and children on the decks of the Corsican. In Scotland.
    Title reads: "Express Train Smash. Great Western Express collides with Race Excursion train at Reading". Police and rescue workers at work amidst the wreckage which covers two tracks.

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    Film ID:
    1830.02
    Media URN:
    60778
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:11:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:35:00 / 01:23:37:00
    Canister:
    UN 1 J (B)

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    I believe that the railway accident featured in "Express train smash" took place on 17th June 1914.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=1182

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