• Short Summary

    Exclusive night pictures by British paramount cameramen of 1940 Great Fire of London.

  • Description

    England: London,

    (NIGHT SCENES)
    LV blazing corner shots. SV blazing corner shots. GV firemen working in wreckage filled streets pan to tailor shop doorway travel to CU burning staircase. GV burning building. Travel shot to blazing interior. Front view. police wheeling basket of Church ornaments. LV Police wheeling basket of Church ornaments. LV firemen working. SV Int. firemen working. Silhouette shot: Old Bailey. GV blazing gas main. SV firemen spraying hose pan to blazing gas main. CU blazing gas main. GV Church silhouetted against flames. LV firemen working in narrow streets. SV pan blazing buildings. SV pan blazing buildings. LV flames fanned by wind. GV firemen working. LV Pan skeletons of buildings burning. TGV blazing buildings. 355ft


    (DAY SCENES)

    London, England: GV people walking down street, St. Paul's in background. SV Pan down steeple of St. Bride's to smouldering wreckage. Shot through broken window of wreckage. SV Pan smouldering wreckage. LV burn out building pan to street filled with rubbish. SV Union Jack pan to towers of Guildhall. LV wrecked dome of Guildhall pan down to burned out interior. SV Statue of Wellington. Night shots. GV Pan burning buildings. LV GV Building silhouetted against flames. LV blazing buildings on either side of deserted street. SV Pan up blazing building. CU flamed filled street. GV block of offices burning. Silhouette shot firemen going up ladder. LV blazing building. SV flames out of windows. GV narrow street ablaze. LV firemen. SV firemen using axe. CU flaming wreckage. GV firemen working. LV flames coming from lower floor of building. SV flames coming from lower floor of building. GV blazing building firemen in f-g...[QUERY]

    ORIG. NEG. & BLUE FROM NEG CUT STORY.

    GOOD SCENES.

    SV 'Faudels Ltd' pan up to roof still burning pan to another building burning. GTV buildings burning. SV flames coming out of building pan down to firemen with hoses in street pan to another fireman. LV lower floor of building burning. SV part of building burning. GV building at end of street burning. SV angle shot of flames coming from building. SV staircase (?) burning; LV completely demolished shop still burning. SV flames. SV corner buildings burning. SV corner buildings burning. GTV buildings burning. GTV buildings burning. LV buildings burning. SV gas main burning pan to top of flames. LV skeleton of ruined building still burning. SV flames coming out of building. SV flames coming out of lower floor of shop pan to more shops burning. LV shot taken in narrow street of buildings burning at end. LV shot taken in narrow street of buildings burning at end. SCU of flames pan down to burning building. SV, LV burning buildings. LV burning buildings, debris being blown about in road. SCU of flames from buildings. GV burning buildings. SV burning buildings pan down of buildings. SV fireman with hose in street directing jet on to burning gas main. SV burning buildings pan down. GV of street with buildings burning 2 people in street. LV of street with buildings on both sides burning, debris falling pan up of building. SV building on corner burning. LV building in narrow street burning, debris falling. GV burning buildings, fireman climbing ladder. SV fireman using hoses, others behind LV burning buildings. LV hose being directed on top of burning building pan down to fireman directing it. GV buildings burning in street. LV 3 firemen in street using hoses. SV hose being directed to top of building pan to firemen using them. SV angle shot pan of building burning. GV building burning. SV firemen outside 'John Walker and Co. Ltd.' pan to more firemen. SV pan to building burning. LV buildings burning pan down to burnt out shop. LV St. Brides (?) burning. GV St. Brides? burning. GTV buildings burning debris f lying about. GV of buildings burning. LV St. Brides? burning, fire engine in front of it, another fire engine flies past. LV St Brides? burning, fire engine flies past. SV lower floor of building burning pan to top floor of another building burning. LV of burning building. SV angle of top of building burning debris flying about. SV of flames out of building. SV smoke and flames over St. Brides? LV burnt out building fireman in f-g. SV of building burning firemen in f-g with hoses. SV of firemen with hoses on to burning building. GV of narrow street with building burning and firemen with hoses. LV fireman with hoses on to burning buildings. SV & LV firemen with hoses on to burning building. SV angle of flames out of top of building pan along of buildings. LV & SV buildings burning. ORIG. NEG. NEG

    CENSORED SCENES. - GTV & LTV of buildings burning, great pall of smoke over them.

    Personalities - Journalists; Air Raids and War Damage; Self-Reference; Great Britain
    Background: Exclusive night pictures by British paramount cameramen of 1940 Great Fire of London.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NW77SODR5ABBUQPQTJHJMW58
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NW77SODR5ABBUQPQTJHJMW58
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    UK: GREAT FIRE OF LONDON 1940 Paramount cameramen Gemmell and Ford risked life at height of inferno to obtain exclusive night-picture.

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