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    London firemen put on impressive display for the Duke of York.

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    Title: "LONDON'S FIRE FIGHTERS - Duke of York presents Awards for smartness and efficiency and see thrilling display".

    L/S of a burning tower block, men wave desperately from the windows and roof, several fire engines drive into shot, put ladders up and climb up the building to rescue the two men. L/S of smouldering tower, the fire has almost been extinguished, all that is left of the tower is a burning frame, the firemen direct their hoses at it to put out the last of the flames.

    Good C/U of Prince Albert, the Duke of York, presenting medals and a trophy to firemen in shiny metal helmets. C/U of the Duke of York chatting with two gentlemen in top hats. L/S of firemen climbing an (unburned!) tower using a series of ladders hanging from the windows, the firemen position themselves on different parts of the buildings and stretch out their arms in formation before descending.

    L/S of firemen directing their hoses at a trough of burning oil. More shots of the Duke presenting medals to the firemen. L/S of the burning tower, firemen scurry around the base.

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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:
    01:04:27:00 / 01:08:04:00
    G 1098

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