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Disaster 1

Synopsis
Uses newsreel footage from British Pathé to illustrate large-scale disasters of the 20th century. Covers the sinking of the ‘Titanic’, the Tenerife air crash, the mud-slide in Aberfan in South Wales in 1966, the San Francisco earthquake, the 1948 explosion at the Farben chemical plant in Germany, the chemical poisoning at Bhopal in India in 1984, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, the destruction of the rain forests and other catastrophes.
Series
Century, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 55 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £10.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
History
Keywords
Bhopal; Chernobyl; disasters; environmental disasters; explosions; history of the 20th century; newsreel films

Credits

Producer
Tony Davies
Cast
Tom Baker 

Production Company

Name

British Pathe plc

Email
pathe@britishpathe.com
Web
http://www.britishpathe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7424 3636
Fax
020 7424 3637
Address
New Pathe House
57 Jamestown Road
London NW1 7DB
Name

Champion Television Ltd

Distributor

Name

IMC Vision Ltd

Email
info@imc.video.com
Phone
01923 718800
Fax
01923 718811
Address
Scotsbridge House
Scots Hill
Rickmansworth
WD3 3BB
 

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