• Short Summary

    Rescue operation to try and save three trapped men in flooded mine. Germany.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Mine disaster.

    Rescue workers try to save three trapped men in flood which killed 40 at mine in Lengede-Broistedt, Germany.

    Various shots of cranes in operation over the iron ore pit for the rescue operation after refuse lake over the pit collapsed flooding the galleries. M/S miners and rescue workers, pan to rig where drill is making the hole for the twenty inch escape shaft. Various shots of the rig and drill boring. M/S anxious relatives standing by. M/S pan across the flooded iron ore pit. C/U small girl watching operations. M/S crane working over the six inch pilot shaft. M/S rescue worker shouting down the six inch shaft, he turns his head to listen to response. M/S relatives standing by.

    M/S large crab coming out of the twenty inch hole. M/S crane operator working winch. M/S crab being emptied onto wheel barrow. Various shots of cranes and operation site as dusk falls with sunset in background. C/U as they turn on flood lights. M/S rescue workers preparing the six inch pilot shaft for supplies of food etc. M/S as they put the food in, various shots as they lower it down. M/S rescue workers. M/S pushing cable down pilot shaft. M/S grief stricken woman crying in car. M/S men continuing to work round pilot shaft.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:00:00 / 01:24:23:00

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