• Short Summary

    First authentic pictures of worst floods in American history. More than five hundred drowned, 600,000?

  • Description

    USA: Ohio:
    EXT
    Close up of rushing flood water
    Map and pointer

    West Virginia:
    General view of flooding around Wheeling Island
    General views of flooded streets

    Ohio: Portsmouth:
    General views of flooded houses
    Flooded road and partly submerged railway crossing sign
    Train and surrounding flood water
    Flooded railway station

    NIGHT
    Supplies of bed frames (?) arriving
    Supplies of milk arriving
    Lifeboat (coastguard boat) being loaded onto train
    Train out of station

    Indiana: Evansville:
    DAY
    People along next to fence - showing river level with road
    Boat of refugees along
    People being helped out of rescue boat
    Man holding baby
    Telegraph poles under water
    Long view of house under water

    Kentucky: Louisville:
    General view flooded Louisville
    People in boat rowing

    Ohio: Cincinnati:
    General views of flooded roads
    Various shots of buildings on fire (caused by petrol from broken tanks)
    Woman and children along
    Train

    INT
    Various of children
    Background: First authentic pictures of worst floods in American history. More than five hundred drowned, 600,000 rendered homeless.

    (Keywords: Weather; Disasters and Accidents; United States of America)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70UOA0TX563H00IJKS948137E
    Media URN:
    VLVA70UOA0TX563H00IJKS948137E
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1937
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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