• Short Summary

    British soldiers rescue people from rubble of house destroyed by gas explosion in Germany.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Explosion kills many".

    Dortmund, Germany.

    Panning shot of a four storey house destroyed by a gas explosion. Pan from one remaining wall of the house still standing to firemen working midst the smoking rubble. Firemen with hoses. Pan from salvage workers to the smoking ruins.

    M/S of British soldiers helping to clear the area. L/S of British troops, German policemen, doctors and Red Cross helpers searching midst the smoking ruins. British troops helping to clear away the rubble. Panning shot surrounding building with smashed windows. Parked cars with their rear windows smashed.

    Salvage workers standing back from the ruined house as the British troops prepare to pull down one of the remaining walls. Cable round the wall taking the tension. Winch winding the cable in. The wall crashing to the ground.

    Pan from line of British soldiers carrying girder to other troops searching midst the rubble. Salvage workers working amongst the rubble. British soldiers searching in the debris. German rescue worker looking through a book he's found. Two British army officers. British troops being given mugs of tea by Red Cross workers. British troops. The explosion area. Panning shot salvage workers working amongst the smoking ruins.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:18:00 / 01:20:44:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The tragedy featured in this clip occurred on 13 December 1959.

    26 people died as a result of the explosion.

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