• Short Summary

    Japan suffers from an earthquake and tidal wave while a ship burns in Birkenhead Harbour.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "1,000 die in Jap Earthquake".

    An undersea earthquake which caused a ten foot high tidal wave causes widespread devastation in Japan.

    LS view of the destruction showing flooded areas. VS of damage and ruins. MS people sitting by fire amidst ruins. LS wrecked houses, showing a string of washing on a line. LS & MS A line of young boys carrying spades march to help with rescue work. MS a woman runs along, carrying a baby on her back. MS A family push a cart full of goods back to their home. MS Two men walking down a street, littered with wreckage, carrying baskets of goods, slung yoke fashion over their shoulders.

    The Corinthic which was burned in Birkenhead harbour. Birkenhead, Merseyside.

    CU pan along the side of the ship as she stands in the dock. MS Firemen and police working on the quay. MS water pouring from a spout in the side of the ship. LS overhead view showing material salvaged from the hold, where the fire occurred, dumped on the deck around the entrance to the hold.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:23:00 / 01:36:57:00

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