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  • Short Summary

    Illinois is devastated by a tornado, thousands are killed and there is widespread destruction.

  • Description

    Item title reads - What a tornado can do! Cyclonic wind reduces whole towns to matchwood, killing and injuring thousands, and causing almost incalculable damage. Illinois, USA (U.S.A.).

    L/S of buildings which have been demolished or left half standing. M/S of one house with the front blown out, a pig walks about in the yard over the debris. M/S of people sat with the few possessions they have salvaged. M/S as the camera pans across the buildings in various states of collapse. M/S as people walk across the town where most of the buildings have been demolished, trees have fallen and houses collapsed. The camera pans across the wreckage, M/S as a car drives through the town. M/S of some debris on fire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    382.16
    Media URN:
    24986
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:06:00 / 01:43:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1177

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