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  • Short Summary

    Village of Tignes in France is evacuated before being demolished and covered by dam water.

  • Description

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

    Last days of the doomed village of Tignes, France.

    Several shots of the doomed mountain village, with water from the nearby dam surrounding it. M/S of one of the boats helping to evacuate people. M/S of the water up to treetop level. Various shots of houses and church with water gradually surrounding them. Villagers carrying valuable pieces from church. Curate carrying Holy Cup / chalice from church.

    Villagers carrying belongings. Belongings loaded onto lorry and driven away. L/S of sheep along a road. Several shots of church and houses being demolished. Bulldozers at work. Curate's house is blown up. L/S of the last glimpse of the doomed village.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:20:00 / 01:38:09:00
    UN 2431 C

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