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    Footage of unsuccessful rescue effort to save crew of S.4 submarine. Also floods in Kent.

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    Item title reads - Again the sea takes toll! Despite unceasing heroic efforts in turbulent seas entombed crew of sunken submarine S.4. perish. Provincetown, America, (U.S.A. USA).

    L/S of the fleet of ships, various shots as they sail around the area of the sunken submarine. L/S of rough seas and boats going up and down. M/S of a smaller rescue boat, it stops beside a ship then sets off again. Various shots of the ships from different angles. C/U of one of the divers stood on a ship. M/S as he is hoisted onto a platform and lowered slowly into the sea, a man talks into a radio on the deck. L/S as the diver is lowered in. M/S of cranes and lifting equipment on the ship.

    Title - 'serious floods cover huge tracts in mid-Kent.'

    M/S of a bus driving through the water which comes halfway up the tyres, a man hangs onto the side. M/S as a truck makes its way through the floods and down a road. M/S of another bus driving slowly as the water rushes in torrents in the foreground. M/S of men wading through the water on the road while a horse and cart pass by. M/S of the bus again. M/S of a man climbing down a ladder from an upstairs window, he climbs into a cart on the flooded street. M/S as another man climbs up a ladder and hands a bag in through the window.

    Note: the section about flooding in Kent appears to be a separate story.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:11:00 / 01:06:39:00
    G 1464

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