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Vesuvius Eruption

Series

Series Name
Pathe Gazette

Issue

Issue No.
44/27
Date Released
3 Apr 1944
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1British War Brides Arrive in Canada
  2. 2Macarthur in Front Line
  3. 3Vesuvius Eruption

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 3
Summary
Aerial view of the volcano in eruption. Thick black smoke billows into the air and molten lava can be seen moving down slopes. Evacuation begins in the nearby village of Carcola as lava nears. In another village of San Sebastiano the lava moves relentlessly through the streets crushing all in its path and all is soon engulfed.
Keywords
Environment; Accidents and disasters
Locations
Italy; Mount Vesuvius; Carcola; San Sabastiano
Length of story (in feet)
472
Story extras:
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Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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