AMERICAN EMBASSY IN GERMANY ON FIRE In Berlin, Germany the home given to field marshal Bluecher by King Frederick William III for services in the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo which was then purchased to house US Diplomatic corps embassy is swept by a blaze that threatened many Unter Der Linden buildings. 120-room house on 65,000 square feet of land burned to ground in the shadow of Brandenburgher Gate.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:55:00, No Audio
PINE SAUCER VELODROME FIRE Bike racing ended as fire destroys a famous velodrome in Berlin, Germany. The Pine saucer where the world's best pedalists competed for honors, and the stadium go up in smoke with fire fighters vainly trying to save some portion of structure.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
TEXAS FOREST FIRE In Gladewater, Texas fire fighters don asbestos suits to check the spread of an inferno through the woods. A Sinclair oil well in roaring flames as the Derrick floor explodes. Pillars of flame shoot high in the air, with an army of volunteers waging a fruitless war against the forest fire.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:01:00, No Audio
STUDENTS PRACTICE DRILLS FOR A FIRE SQUAD College students seeking thrills join a crack fire rescue squad in Corvallis, Oregon. They demonstrate daredevil tactics in treacherous slides down life lines in tests of their skill. "Victims" trapped in high buildings are saved by the fearless death-defying fighters. Drops from eight-and ten-story structures keep the men in fit condition.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:48:00, No Audio
SMALL FIRE ENGINE WINS THE DAY - 1930 A man reports a fire in a small shed, which is responded to by a new pint-sized fire wagon being pioneered in Oxford, England. It's team successfully put out the fire by the time they're joined by a full-sized fire engine proving that sometimes smaller is better.
CHICAGO GRAIN ELEVATOR BURNS DOWN - 1930 Chicago firemen fight a blaze that destroys a famous grain elevator on Goose Island in the Chicago River. The historic building was erected in 1898 by businessman Phillip Armour during his historic battle with Joseph Leiter over supplying the city with wheat.
Date: May 15, 1930 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:20:00, No Audio
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