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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of flooded areas and destruction caused by River Rhine bursting its banks.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    Various shots of the damage and destruction to flooded areas caused by the River Rhine breaking its banks.

    Men paddle along in a small boat. Some kind of wooden structure has been reduced to piles of debris on the river - could be dam or partly constructed dam that was swept away by the floods.

    Flooded roads and fields in rural area. Vehicles drive through the water. Locals wade along. General views of people travelling about on bicycles and in cars along the flooded roads. Looks like hard work on a bike! Men carry sandbags along the side of the water. L/S of men in a boat splashing the water with a paddle so it splashes a woman looking down from a balcony above them.

    Soldiers (?) in shorts stand knee deep in fast-moving water and seem to be digging the river bed - could be trying to shift mud to stop the flow? C/U of a man emptying his wellington boots full of water onto the grass while still wearing them.

    More shots of destruction around the dam and the water flowing rapidly along. M/S looking up at a man using a long paddle to move our boat along.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:00:00 / 01:23:24:00
    UN 2654 A

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