• Short Summary

    Many people are killed as glacier slides onto dam building site at Saas-Fee. Switzerland.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Avalanche horror.

    Glacier plunges onto Mattmark dam building site at Saas-Fee killing at least 88 people. Switzerland.

    M/S of mountains, pan down to work site of dam. M/S earth moving machines at work before the tragedy. Various shots of the lake and dam with snow capped mountains behind. Various shots of huge earth moving machines and bulldozers at work. C/U man operating bulldozer. C/U large mound of earth being pushed. M/S another large bulldozer. M/S lorry tipping large boulders onto site. M/S bulldozers at work with mountains behind. C/U pan man operating bulldozer. C/U large rocks being pushed away. C/U another man operating bulldozer. M/S large machine with conveyor belt filling truck with earth. C/U earth coming off conveyor belt into truck. C/U lorry driver looking out of cab window up past camera. L/S of glacier pan down to large earth mover. Many of these workers were killed in the avalanche.

    L/S at night as rescue operations get under way. M/S rescuers digging in snow. C/U moving large block of ice with spade. C/U man speaking into walkie-talkie. M/S tracker dog and doctor. Various shots as they pull timber away from collapsed buildings. M/S digging to reveal vehicle in the snow. L/S landslide pan down to rescue area. M/S bulldozer digging into the ice. L/S pile of rubble, pan down to dam site. Various shots of rescue workers digging. Various shots of the crushed buildings and equipment. L/S landslide.

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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:
    01:35:43:00 / 01:37:56:00

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