Flood Disaster

1953 , East Anglia (East Anglia)

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The East coast floods of 1953.

Newsreel film showing flood scenes along the coast of East Anglia. It begins with aerial views which include flooded towns, a ship laying on her side in a doc and on a ship aground on the beach. In Gorleston, tree trunks and other debris clutter the flooded streets. In Essex there are further aerial shots of the damage. In flooded fields livestock lie dead. Many houses are damaged. There are interior and exterior shots of the Beach Hotel (location unknown) showing the devastation caused. Outside, a bus lies stranded by the flood water and several cars have overturned. People try to leave with their children, their pets and other belongings. There are shots of farmers rescuing sheep. Aerial views of scattered caravans are followed by shots from Jaywick of people in a rowing boat and general scenes of the flooded area. A man is filmed going from house to house up to his waist in water. Large fishing boats are washed up on the beach at another part of the coast and there are sequences of sandbagging and of a herd of cattle being brought to safety. The film finishes with flooded street scene and of people being evacuated. These scenes are possibly from the Netherlands.

Featured Events

The East Coast Floods of 1953

Keywords

Flood damage; Floods

Other Places

The coast of East Anglia in general including; Gorleston; Jaywick; The Netherlands

Background Information

The man up to his waist in water is Corporal Leming of the USAAF. Corporal Leming worked in the rescue effort at South Hunstanton. This scene is reconstructed for the film. See: Hunstanton, Norfolk, East Coast Flood. 1953. Gaumont was founded as Gaumont Graphic in October 1910. It was issued bi-weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Manifestations

Flood Disaster

  • Barcode
    INV362717
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:07:13
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710003
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV377875
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:07:13
    Modification Date
    20/10/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    695003
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV301186
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1952
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DVD disk
    Dimension
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    09/02/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    677778
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV181214
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1421
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    30/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674534
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV158330
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1220
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    29/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674388
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV169802
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1039
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673567
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV157083
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1038
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673566
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV266669
    Canonical Identifier
    A-712
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    656059
    Sound
    silent
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV??4694
    Canonical Identifier
    A-168
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    656058
  • Barcode
    INV188662
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-14
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:07:30
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563178

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