• Short Summary

    Vast areas under flood water after weekend downpour.

  • Description

    Hereford, Herefordshire.

    GV. Playing fields with town of Hereford in the background. GV. Water flowing past trees. CU. Turbulent water, pan up to show expanse of water. GV. Caravan site with caravans half submerged in flood water, & nearer shot. Travel shot, flooded area. Camera pans round to show one of the streets of Hereford. GV. Flooded street. SV. Keep left board with just the words showing, & SCU. GV. House, water almost covering the garden fence. Pan down to half submerged car in front of house. SV. The car. GV. Garage with petrol pumps half submerged, & SV. SV. Heavy lorry abandoned in the flood water. LV. Flooded street with boat carrying soldiers coming towards camera. SV. Soldier jumping out of the boat. GV. House in flooded street. Angle shot, people trapped on top floor looking out of window. Angle shot, woman holding baby looking behind closed window of another house. GV. The window opens and the woman holds the baby out of the window. SV. From the boat, as policeman secures a boat hook on the corner of the house. SCU. Liquid being ladled into a mug on the boat. SV. Soldier handling thermos flask to woman in top floor window. SV. Soldier handing sandwiches to woman. Travel shot, house with people looking out of top floor window, pan down to the soldiers in the boat. CU. Murky waters. SV. Soldier handing mug to woman at window. GV. Flooded street. SV. Shop. SCU. Milk machine, pan down to flood water. GV. Abandoned truck. GV. The public house surrounded by water. GV. Flooded streets.

    (Pathe Neg.) (Title 'I')

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:02:00 / 01:54:43:00

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