• Short Summary

    Widespread bombing attack on Canterbury kills a hundred of its people, but leaves the great cathedral untouched.

  • Description

    ENGLAND: Kent: Canterbury:
    GTV damaged street - workers clearing up rubble in same
    SCU hauling down wall of badly damaged building with rope
    SV traffic in road past many damaged buildings
    SV damaged roof of building pan along same to more damaged buildings
    SCU smouldering wreckage - two firemen with hose trying to put out the fires, pan of smouldering wreckage
    Semi view demolition workers clearing damage - pan of damage
    Side view demolition squads at work clearing away damage pan to SCU of neither of the workers looking on
    GV damage in street - workers clearing up rubble on pavements
    GV of damaged buildings all round smouldering wreckage in foreground, pan of extensive damage and wreckage to buildings
    GV two firemen directing hose on to smouldering wrecked building - damaged buildings and pan of same
    SBV of firemen using hose on wreckage that is still burning - pan along of wreckage
    STV wrecked city buildings and pan showing more of the wrecked city
    GV wrecked buildings in foreground - Canterbury Cathedral undamaged behind
    SV bombed wreckage some of which is still burning - firemen spraying hoses into smoke pan showing another part of building through thick smoke
    SBV firemen working amidst damage and thick smoke
    SV smoke pouring out from wrecked building - firemen looking on and using hoses
    LV of wrecked buildings still smouldering - firemen at work with hoses - bricks and rubble everywhere
    LV wrecked furniture and peoples' belongings stacked up ready to be taken away - pan of same
    SV two men stacking unharmed furniture on to lorry
    SV pan of undamaged furniture piled up and ready to be taken away, then pan to soldier and woman sitting with it
    SCU old woman sitting with her furniture on lorry
    SV lorry laden with furniture and other belongings comes towards camera - passes same and scene shows BV of lorry down road
    SV three firemen at station drinking soup at table
    CU side view of firemen type drinking his soup
    SBV demolition workers working in damage
    SCU side view of bomb ed-out civilians looking on as damage is being cleared away
    SV woman looking on at damage being shifted
    SV street with peoples' belongings stacked up on one side pan to extensive damage to shops and houses on the other
    SBV demolition workers sorting out timber and bricks from wreckage
    SV woman looking at piles of rubble and bricks pan to expense of broken up timber, bricks, and masonry - street completely demolished, demolition workers working on damage
    GTV damaged building and piles of broken timber and bricks etc pan to bombed out people looking on at wrecked buildings and to great expense of rubble
    SV pan of badly bombed buildings and streets - Cathedral behind them undamaged - people walking in road
    LV looking through archway of Canterbury Cathedral - people coming through arch

    SV showing magnificent architecture inside Cathedral roof pan down great pillars to chairs on cathedral floor
    This scene now shows a long view of the altar
    LV showing altar of Cathedral also great pillars and roof all undamaged
    LV pan down from roof of Cathedral to floor set out with chairs and scene now looks up the whole length of the Cathedral
    SV looking up aisle of altar and neighbouring parts

    SV of grounds just outside Cathedral where a bomb has fallen pan to part of Cathedral in that region showing that is quite undamaged
    Background: Widespread bombing attack on Canterbury kills a hundred of its people, but leaves the great cathedral untouched.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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