• Short Summary

    Very good footage of Mount Vesuvius erupting and engulfing San Sebastiano. Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Vesuvius eruption.

    Italy.

    Amazing pictures of Mount Vesuvius erupting. Aerial shot lava moving down side of volcano. Various shots of the civilians watching burning lava move onwards. Various shots of inhabitants of Caricola (?) packing their things and preparing to leave. Various shots as the lava continues. Various night shots of the burning lava. Various shots of lava moving down side into streets of village of San Sebastiano having flattened Nocera and Pagani. Various shots of houses collapsing under the pressure of the lava. L/S moving wall of burning lava. People watch from a distance. L/S of the volcano and lava. Houses collapse under the onslaught.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1354.16
    Media URN:
    44584
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:23:00 / 01:45:27:00
    Canister:
    44/27

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