STK-ID 8625

AERIAL SHOTs of badly flooded Fraser Valley, inundated farm land, buildings, roads and railways cut by flood water. Shots of people in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, town hall, flood workers coming out of town hall, riding to work by truck. Shots of navy amphibious vehicule floating by. Shot of man on dike checking state of dike. TRAVELLING SHOT past buildings flooded to second storey. Static shot of water, PAN to twisted track disappearing into water, to utility pole with cross trees only showing above surface of water. Shot of railway freight train moving slowly past camera with supplies along track still untouched by flood. TRAVELLING SHOT on navy amphibious vehicule, sailors standing in, probing water with pole. BOATING SHOT of inundated farm building. Cut to naval ensign, to directional signs barely out of water pointing to Harrison Hot Springs and other places. Sequence on navy vehicle loading supplies for isolated places, ferrying people and supplies. Sequence at airfield, supplies being loaded aboard DC-3 and DC-6 airplane. Shots of soldiers deplaning, forming up, boarding truck and being driven away. Shot of airmen unloading bales of blankets. Sequence on flood victims posing, many children, some enjoying candy, women and elders. (11/06/1948)


Excerpt from
Disaster in Flooded Fraser Valley
Fraser Valley, Pitt Meadows (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080