• Short Summary

    Various shots of the active volcano of Stromboli, West Coast of Italy.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Every now and then the great Volcano of Stromboli reminds the West Coast of Italy that, as one of the world's safety valves it is getting overloaded."

    Shot through a circular mask of a mountaineer climbing on a rocky outcrop. Various shots of the Stromboli volcano in mist. "Ominous mutterings before a coming storm - a storm of rock, white-hot lava and deadly gas that may some day blot the island out for ever." Various shots of the volcano belching smoke and flames - a couple of men seem to be in risky positions on the volcano clambering about.

    One man close to the camera seems to be wearing some kind of gas mask - it is not clear what he is trying to do. Perhaps he is a cameraman or sound recordist.

    Explosions of flying lava are seen.

    Note: not sure if the volcano is called "Stromboli" or if that is just the name of the place where it is located.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:36:00 / 01:39:04:00
    PSP 737

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