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    The devastating results of the Japanese earthquake are shown here.

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    Item title reads - Pathe News presents scenes of Japan's earthquake disaster.

    Intertitle - Editor's Note: Pathe News pays tribute to the heroism of cameraman Ralph Earle on duty in the Orient who risked his life to make the pictures you now see.' Various shots as camera pans across ruins of a city with buildings destroyed completely or left as shells.

    Intertitle - 'The Stricken territory, Japan's great metropolitan district, approximates 45,000 square miles, with a population of 7,000,000.' Various maps showing areas worst hit.

    Intertitle 'Auto from which pictures were taken throughout devastated area - owing to severity of martial law, camera was concealed in bedding and bundles.' M/S of the car with two men in it. Various shots travelling along showing devastated city, people pick through the wreckage.
    Intertitle - 'A waste of ruin and desolation - viewed from the roof of the Imperial Hotel.' Various shots from high up as the camera pans across the scene of collapsed and destroyed buildings and the shells of others.
    Intertitle - 'Roads leading away from the stricken area become highways of misery!' Various shots from the car as people wheel possessions on carts or just walk along past the ruins.
    Intertitle - 'Looking for the site of homes, now vanished - and fearfully searching for what the ruins may conceal!' - People search through the rubble of houses.

    Intertitle - 'Grill work gate - the grim and solitary remains of Baron Okuma's palatial residence.' - M/S through gates of the rubble. People try to get on the roof of leaving train. Shots of Tokyo before the earthquake with people walking about on the streets. More scenes of destruction, people walk past shells of buildings. International aid is promised. American and British refugees leave on trucks and wave, various shots as they load up the luggage. People walk through the streets and past an ornate archway.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:33:00 / 01:22:32:00
    G 1022

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