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Summary: Stockshots of four major city fires, two in Britain, two in America, probably before 1920.
Description: The first fire is in London, "Britain's largest timberyard" burning. The second fire is an asphalt works in New Jersey, with oil tanks and barrels ablaze. The third conflagration is at "Saint Margret's" (sic ?) railway station, probably in Scotland, showing firemen playing their hoses over the blaze, and unsafe walls being pulled down by hawsers. The last fire is a warehouse in New York. The outer shell of the building collapses as people watch.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Fire Brigade (regiment/service)
United States Fire Department (regiment/service)
Keywords: destruction, British: fire (object name)
destruction, United States: fire (object name)
London, England, UK (geography)
GB, Scotland (geography)
New York, New York, United States of America (geography)
New Jersey, United States of America (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 303 ft; Running time: 5 mins
Notes: Production: probably included by accident in the WAR OFFICE TOPICAL BUDGET collection when this was transferred from the Topical Film Company to the WOCC, and thence to the IWM