• Short Summary

    Floods begin to recede after creating havoc in large areas of Canada.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Manitoba. Winnipeg Wins Flood Battle".

    Winnipeg, Canada.

    LV Aerial view livestock stranded by floods. MV Aerial two horses stranded. MV Aerial car being hauled from river. LV Aerial dykes along river bank pan in to town on riverside. MV Aerial dyke on river bank.

    MV House jammed against river bridge near Winnipeg. MV Cine-cameraman. CU Man pressing plunger to dynamite house. LV House being blown up.

    MV Flooded cellars being pumped out. CU Water pouring from pump outlet. CU Water splashing onto ground pan up to man opening pumping machines.

    LV Elevated main street in Winnipeg. MV Sailor and civilian buying newspaper. CU Headlines - 'The Red going down in City'.

    MV Elevated girls wearing sacks, carrying shovels, parading on sandbag dam. (2 shots). CU Sash around girl - 'Miss Seepage 1950'. MV 'Miss Seepage' (Barbara Warren) being presented with sandbag as prize. CU 'Miss Seepage'. LV.City Hall. MV Sign - 'We're wearing and wet but we'll win'.

    MV Viscount Field Marshall Harold Alexander, Governor General of Canada and RAF officers walking down steps of City Hall, wearing waders. SV They walk into car. CU They enter car. LV Back shot Viscount Alexander driving away.

    (F.G.) (Orig.D.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1470.04
    Media URN:
    47964
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:24:00 / 01:05:47:00
    Canister:
    50/44

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