• Short Summary

    Massive earthquake in Southern Italy leaves thousands dead.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy. When the earth trembled! First and exclusive pictures of the dreadful havoc wrought by great earthquake that spread death and destruction over vast area."

    Avelino Province, Southern Italy.

    Various shots of people working to clear rubble of wrecked houses following earthquake. The voiceover suggests 2,142 dead. More shots of people moving rubble.

    Homeless people leave town with their remaining belongings carried on their backs or on mules. Workers walk into town in the opposite direction.

    More shots of work on rubble (possibly in Malfi).

    Shots of tented camp where survivors are being helped.

    Various shots of survivors crying and looking distraught.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    717.14
    Media URN:
    6360
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:17:00 / 01:33:28:00
    Canister:
    30/17

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Avelino" in text and tags should read Avellino.

    The earthquake struck on 23 July 1930.

  2. jamied says

    More footage of this tragedy is contained in clip 717.20.

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