• Short Summary

    Units of the Norwegian forces were Sunday May 10 engaged on a peaceful pursuit - to save life and property.

  • Description

    1.
    G Top View PAN over mountain overlooking glacier.
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    2.
    LV soldiers prepare explosives on lodge
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    3.
    GV ditto
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    4.
    G Top V Pan shows the glacier and floodwater
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    5.
    GV Flood water breaks through mountainside after explosion
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    6.
    SV Flood water gushes down mountain
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    7.
    GV Pan ditto
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    8.
    LV Water gushes out through mountain, man walks in front of camera
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    9.
    GV Pan Water down mountain and pan
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    10.
    Top GV Pan flood water down mountain
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Units of the Norwegian forces were Sunday May 10 engaged on a peaceful pursuit - to save life and property. They were laying explosives in the BODO Glacier outflow.

    In a normal spring the waters of this glacier flow slowly away through pipe-lines as the ice melts, but this year the warm spring has caused the glacier known as Sverteisen to melt rapidly. Its waters have therefore been diverted by explosions to flow down safe culverts in the mountainside - preventing a recurrence of the flood disaster of a few days ago which killed two at ??? and inundated many lowland farms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6V7W6HT2V5U8HQD0DNV8BF9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6V7W6HT2V5U8HQD0DNV8BF9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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