Hurricane Donna left its mark on Cuba. Palm trees bent as they were lashed by?
SEQUENCE SHOTS trees bending against wind
LV rough seas
2 shots militiamen in street
2 shots water lapping houses
ditto doors boarded up
LV wrecked house
SEQUENCE SHOTS waves over railway track and debris
LV tree nearly blown over
SEQUENCE SHOTS ship "Falcon"
LV militia in truck
SEQUENCE SHOTS wreckage
LV Jap ship "Tokyo Maru" returning to port
LV men clearing away debris
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Background: Hurricane Donna left its mark on Cuba. Palm trees bent as they were lashed by fierce gales at the fringe of northward-moving Donna. Damage to property was widespread but there are no reports of people being killed.
A Greek ship, the "Falcon", loading sugar at La Isabela, Las Villas Province, was scuttled by her captain for safety as Donna approached. The ship was afterwards resting firmly on the sea bed.
As calmer weather returned, the Japanese ship "Toko Maru" returned Sept 9 to Havana harbour, which it left the day before to weather the storm at sea.
Donna - now no more than a grim memory - left a trail of 135 deaths, with scores of people missing, and damage estimated at GBP357 million during a week of havoc.