• Short Summary

    Four women are saved from dead in a burning Oxford Street gown store.

  • Description


    GV. Heavy flames and smoke coming from windows in Oxford Street gown store. Pan to roof, first and second floors alight, & GV. LV. People in the shop doorway scampering away from the doorway ushered by police. SV. Pan, girl on stretcher being carried away. SV. Towards, girl being carried in man's arms towards ambulance. LV. First and second floors alight. SV. First floor window with flames gushing out. SV. Policeman beckons fire engine as it arrives. CU. Firemen leave their fire engine and start to look round. CU. Pan as engine with long ladder arrives. GV. The hoses are being ready and pulled across street, pan to first and second floors blazing, & LV. SV. Firemen start to take hose into shop doorway. CU. Policemen looking up. SV. Fireman in doorway as debris is falling, pan up to blazing window. GV. Top shot, fireman up ladder spraying water onto roof, pan down to street showing general layout. AS. Fireman working from top of high ladder. CU. Two firemen with hose. CU. Firemen in respiratory outfit looking up. LV. Shop is now alight, pan up showing flames up front of building. SCU. Shop front with smoke and flames belching out. SV. Firemen at work tackling the shop front. AS. Man on top of high ladder. GV. Massed crowd on pavement with 'No waiting' sign amongst them. GV. Top shot, street as the blaze is got under control. Smoke still belching from building and fireman still working on high ladder.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:53:00 / 01:14:32:00

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