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  • Short Summary

    Fire envelops and destroys tanks containing millions of gallons of oil in California.

  • Description

    California, United States of America, U.S.A.

    Title: "WORLD'S GREATEST OIL FIRE. Awe-inspiring scenes as mountain high flames envelop and destroy tanks containing 4 1/2 million gallons of oil".

    L/S of rolling hills, massive clouds of black smoke rise from the distance. L/S of the smoke blocking out most of the sky, a small figure of a cameraman operating a camera on a tripod seen in the foreground. Panning L/S of the burning oil tanks, not only is there thick black smoke but also enormous flames. L/S of the enormous smoke clouds, in the foreground a man runs out of a bungalow. M/S of cows in front of a barn, in the background are large clouds of black smoke. Various aerial shots of the vast fire and clouds of smoke.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    488.23
    Media URN:
    25695
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:58:00 / 01:44:34:00
    Canister:
    G 1287

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