• Short Summary

    As flames raced through thick forests VISNEWS filmed Jan 25 Australian firemen and volunteers working desperately to protect the Cabbage Tree Creek settlement, Victoria, Australia.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Country road - raining.
    2 ft

    2.
    Angle V Sun through trees.
    2 ft

    3.
    LV Flames in forest.
    2.5 ft

    4.
    LV Bulldozer pushing down trees.
    2 ft

    5.
    SV Flames through trees.
    2 ft

    6.
    Ditto.
    1 ft

    7.
    CU Man driving bulldozer.
    2.5 ft

    8.
    LV Bulldozer through flames.
    1 ft

    9.
    SV Burning bush.
    2 ft

    10.
    CU Man on phone.
    1.5 ft

    11.
    LV Burning trees men in foreground.
    2 ft

    12.
    SV Men in jeep near flames.
    5.5 ft

    13.
    SV Burning trees.
    1.5 ft

    14.
    LV Men fighting fire with sacks.
    1.5 ft

    15.
    SCU Ditto.
    2 ft

    16.
    CU Ditto
    2 ft

    17.
    SV Woman walks past carrying wet sack.
    2 ft

    18.
    SV Man with wet sack over head.
    2 ft

    19.
    LV Flames.
    1 ft

    20.
    LV Men fighting flames.
    2.5 ft

    21.
    CU Man carrying sack.
    1.5 ft

    22.
    SCU Sign post-- 263 at Bellbird.
    1.5 ft

    23.
    GV Club terrace.
    2 ft



    Initials TDH/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As flames raced through thick forests VISNEWS filmed Jan 25 Australian firemen and volunteers working desperately to protect the Cabbage Tree Creek settlement, Victoria, Australia. Bulldozers were used to clear a safety 'ditch' in face of the all-devouring flames at Bellbird, another settlement a few miles from Cabbage Tree Creek.

    A fierce, ever changing wind threatened to trap firefighting teams, but eventually turned the fire away. The battle to maintain communications went on, as fire and falling trees brought down the wires. Much prayed for rain gave the weary firefighters some respite...but not much.

    Victoria is one of the hardest hit Australian states during the present 100 degree heat wave. Hospitals are crowded with people suffering from sun-stroke..babies with dehydration. Death roll in spate of forest fires steadily mounts.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD6VR8XIDT7KHR85QN0GX0YY0B
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6VR8XIDT7KHR85QN0GX0YY0B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment