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  • Short Summary

    Lightning strikes an ammunition depot causing devastation, death and injury.

  • Description

    Dover, New Jersey, United States of America (U.S.A.).

    Title reads: "World's worst explosion. Towns wiped out ... many killed and injured ... as lightning strikes and explodes great arsenal and ammunition depot".

    Shaky aerial shot of charred, smoking landscape. M/S of building; mangled, burnt, wreck. M/S of another wrecked building, two men in uniform walk past. More shots of smoking landscape next to a stretch of water. Various L/Ss of collapsed buildings (quite large, could be depot itself).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    538.26
    Media URN:
    28123
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:48:00 / 01:51:55:00
    Canister:
    G 1313

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