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London's Fire-Fighters


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A display by the London Fire Brigade and Auxiliary Fire Service in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Kent described by Thomas Woodrooffe and John Snagge from Hyde Park.
This afternoon thousands of people will be assembled between Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch to witness one of the greatest fire displays that London has ever seen. The Fire Brigade and the London Auxiliary Fire Service will be represented by their crack men, and every type of modern fire-fighting appliance will be seen in action. A special wooden tower representing a four-storey house has been built for the occasion, and when it has served its various purposes as a scene of activity, it will be burnt down in the final fire scene.
Commentators Thomas Woodrooffe and John Snagge will be on the spot to bring listeners an account of operations. Commentaries on the last half-hour of the afternoon's programme (the whole of which, by the way, is being televised) will be broadcast. The items to be described are an emergency heavy unit display which includes an arch of water from eight hoses, escape rescues in which dummies will be dropped from the top of the tower to be caught by firemen below, the extinguishing of petrol fires by chemical foam, a display of horse-drawn manuals, drill with the marvellous turn-table ladders, and finally the burning of the tower and the extinguishing of the blaze by trailer pumps.


Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Hyde Park Corner
Unknown: Marble Arch
Commentators: Thomas Wood
Commentators: John Snagge

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