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51416: Topical Budget 194-1, Zeppelin raid results on Southend

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posted on 2024-05-09, 09:49 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Newsreel item on the damage done to Southend and Westcliff by the Zeppelin raids of March and April 1915. A hotel, the "Cromwell Board Residence," 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. 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.

History

Identifier

5754.mp4 | IWMFILM655-low.mp4

Subject

Home Front | Landscape | Passchendaele | War | War in the Air | Ypres

Creator

War Office

Date

10th May 1915

Date Created

10/05/1915

Spatial

Southend / Westcliff, England

Source

DVD copy of original film

Medium

DVD copy of original film

Type

Footage

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

IWM 655d

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Producer

Topical Film Company