Explosion In Durham (1938)

  • Description

    Jarrow, Tyne and Wear or Durham?. Various shots of the debris after a fire at an oxygen factory caused numerous oxygen cylinders to burst. Several cylinders with big tears in their sides are seen. Firemen use hoses (although the fire seems to have been out for quite a while) and pick through the rubble while a crowd of people watch. Various shots of windows in the area, broken by flying pieces of metal. A car is completely flattened by cylinders; a bicycle looks like it has been tied in a knot. Brief shot of a man standing outside a house; a bird in a cage hangs in the window. Note: title in paperwork says Durham but commentary says factory is in Jarrow. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:955.29
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  • Source

    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKMlus7lagY
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 888 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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