WRECKED TOWNS

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Subjects:

  • War

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Colonel Arthur E Irvine and Richard Irvine Collection

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WRECKED TOWNS

Reference number: 8326

Date: 1946c

Director: [filmed by Richard H.S. Irvine]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 4.19 mins

Description: Amateur footage of a bomb-damaged city in Germany at the end of World War II.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from VHS - manual control track]

gvs of bomb-damaged town in Germany, houses reduced to rubble, wooden cart abandoned - gvs of building ruins, piles of rubble - shot of older man and woman pushing cart with salvaged materials - gvs of ruined church with scaffolding erected - gvs ruined buildings, army jeep in foreground, facade of ornate building with wall frieze - int and ext shots of damaged buildings, local people walking around amongst rubble, past blocked railway / tram track - gvs of ruined churches, shops, cathedral? - shots of people pushing carts around streets (2.49) blank (3.19) gvs of ruined buildings in town centre, woman reading notice-board outside building - gvs of ruined ints and exts of buildings including churches (4.19)