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  • Short Summary

    People trying to clear up massive oil spill on the beach at Torey Canyon.

  • Description

    Title reads 'Security Classification of this film is confidential - R.A.R.D.E. Langhurst Presents - the Torey Incident March / April 1967'.

    LS. Sea landscape with a rock rising from it and cloud of smoke behind. Intertitle reads 'Trenow Cove'. Pan along the beach covered in oil with people cleaning the oil with hoses. Panning shot showing the black pebbles and mud across large area of the beach - this looks like a serious ecological disaster. Close up shot of a label on barrel at the beach reading 'Oil Spill Remover'. Close up shot of the stones on the beach covered in oil. Helicopter hovering over the beach. It lands and then takes off. Intertitle reads 'Gunwalloe Church Cove'. LS. Over seacoast with blackened stain at sea in foreground. Panning air shot along the shore showing the extent of damage to water - all covered in oil. People burning oil at beach with flame throwers. Thick black smoke rising over the fire as the oil burns. Close up shots of the oil burning. Intertitle reads 31 March. Several shots of the men pouring petrol from can over the beach. Beach on fire, men walking around, thick black smoke rising. Men lighting fires across the beach. The oil at the beach burning. Various shots of harbour of a small seacoast town with small fishing boats moored. Various shots of a small boat at sea with helicopter hovering over it. Rope drops from helicopter and man climbs up into it. Various shots of the seacoast from the ship, including a town, harbour, boats etc. Intertitle reads '1 April'. Various shots of the men on ships unloading petrol on shore. Various shots if the men pouring white powder over oil at the beach. Men taking sample of something on the beach into flask. Various shots of the burning beaches and men operating flame throwers burning the oil. More shots of the men pouring petrol over the beaches and lighting fires.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:15:08:00
    UN 4532 C

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