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  • Short Summary

    Torrential rains cause flooding and havoc, especially to railways.

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    Every low lying part of country is flooded out by torrential rains.

    Passengers are rescued by boat when their train is stopped by flood water.

    L/S of a gang of men lifting a large rowing boat of a stationary railway freight cart, the shift the boat onto the rails before launching it onto the flood water covering a field. M/S of the same men pulling the freight cart with a boat on along a semi-flooded railway line. L/S of a man punting the boat away from the rails, across the flooded field, another boat is being unloaded from the freight cart.

    M/S of a man and a woman and several railway porters standing at the edge of a flooded field, they all hold bits of luggage. M/S of the porters unloading luggage from a train, they have to wade through knee deep flood water. Point of view shot of the rails and the field from one of the moving boats. Various P.O.V. shots of people in other boats and punts. Various panning shots showing flood water running over railway tracks. Panning shot over the roofs of a flooded village. Various shots of people rowing through the flooded village in punts and rowing boats. M/S of two punts filled with railway porters passing each other. Various P.O.V shots from boats on flood water. M/S of a people in a punt moored next to a piece of dry ground, men in waders help the people and their luggage off the boat.

    M/S of men unloading things from a horse and cart. M/S of a rowing boat carrying sheep mooring next to a bit of dry land, several men help lift the animals out of the vessel. Various shots of a group of men unloading a large rowing boat from a truck on a raised road surrounded by flood water. The men all wear uniforms and look suspiciously like French Policemen. Panning shot of a farm yard. More shots of people in punts being rowed to dry land. Various shots of people being helped out of the boats, including a small baby and a toddler.

    Note: some shots similar to those in A WATERY WORLD in G 1258.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:06:00 / 01:28:59:00
    G 1257

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