• Short Summary

    Various shots of people and animals being rescued from floods in Holland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 15,000 flee dyke burst.

    Amsterdam, Holland.

    M/S pan to water flowing fast from the burst dyke near Amsterdam. M/S of the breached dyke. L/S huge area around houses flooded and rescuers making their way towards land by punt. L/S of the punt reaches land. M/S pan as elderly man is carried ashore. M/S as a lady is carried through the water. M/S of man bringing a pig onto dry land.

    M/S pan of boat sailing down street past houses looking for people to rescue. M/S of man helping young child down from open window. M/S pan flooded area around houses. M/S pan of man wading through water with child on his back, rescue raft sails past. M/S woman wading through water with her skirt up round her waist.

    M/S pan of man standing in small cart with his chickens and being pulled to dry land. M/S rescuer grabbing a chicken which is floating in the water. M/S raft carrying people, heading towards land. M/S pan, person being carried ashore. M/S man with trousers rolled up wading from the water. M/S pan overlooking the flooded area.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:56:00 / 01:47:08:00

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