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  • Short Summary

    A fire destroys a varnish works and paper factory in London causing £70,000 damage.

  • Description

    Item title reads - £70,000 fire. Varnish works and paper factory destroyed in spectacular night blaze. London.

    M/S of the shells of the factories, some of the walls are still standing and there are piles of debris and rubble outside, the camera pans across them. M/S of one fireman sat on the debris. M/S as they direct a jet of water at the smouldering wreckage. The camera pans across to some charred wood. Various shots of the firemen spraying the wreckage with water. M/S of a boat next to the wreckage.

    A man directs a hose at the smouldering rubble. M/S of a fireman talking to his men, the camera pans across them surveying the damage. Various shots as water is sprayed on the remains of the factories and the boat sits alongside on the river. M/S of one fireman stood on the rubble, the camera pans across the ruined structure and debris.

    Note: the cuts run from 01:37:52 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:42:00 / 01:39:27:00
    G 1182

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