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Summary: Newsreel item on the damage done to Southend and Westcliff by the Zeppelin raid of May 10, 1915.
Description: The Cromwell, a boarding house in London Road, has been hit by a bomb. Firemen work to put out the various fires. The burnt-out firebombs are displayed in a heap by a policeman. A charred dead dog is held up for the camera. A man holds his (apparently unharmed) baby daughter up for the camera also.
Production Details: Topical Film Company (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Fire Brigade (regiment/service)
Police Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, British - commercial: hotel & [damaged] (object name)
destruction, British military - area: air raid (object name)
animals, mammals: dog & [casualties] (object name)
weapons, German air - bomb: incendiary (object name)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK (geography)
GB, England & Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex (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: 102 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Production: see IWM 651a for production details. This issue was released by the Topical Film Company before it was taken over by the British government in April 1917. The material may have been re-released as part of a government compilation film at a later date
Technical: this fragment is currently held on the same reel as IWM 655a, IWM 655b and IWM 655c, the can is marked as IWM 655