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  • Short Summary

    Scenes of devastation following a typhoon in St. Louis.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " All in 5 minutes! Sudden typhoon sweeps through heart of city of St. Louis, killing hundreds, injuring thousands and causes millions damage."

    St. Louis, United States of America (USA).

    Intertitles read: "scores die as storm devastates St. Louis terrific 5 min wind rips through heart of city spreading great havoc" "property damage is estimated at $75,000,000. Superstructures fall before terrific gale"

    L/S wrecked buildings, and in the streets men work on piles of rubble, with cars in the foreground. A line of men tip over a roof section. There are black and white working together to flip over the wrecked roof. Tangled wreckage clutters the streets. Lots of twisted shapes. A wrecked car is seen with a man sitting on it and the camera pans to another man sitting on the running board of another, looking desolate. A man walks hopelessly towards a car - its wheels are bent. It looks like a wreck. Panning shot of a ripped open building , a woman sits casually in a chair in one first floor room. M/S twisted roof rafters.

    Note: The sequence with the cars is very sad - it almost looks comical. See *PM0700* 700.40 for repeat sequence.

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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:
    01:56:35:00 / 01:57:34:00
    G 1440

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