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De Petroleumbrand te Vlissingen

De Petroleumbrand te Vlissingen : een overzicht van de ruïne


The Petroleum fire in Vlissingen: a survey of the ruins

News item for the Pathé newsreel
In 1917, a devastating fire led to several oil tanks exploding in Vlissingen. The disaster was filmed by Pathé-Courant for the Netherland¿s first newsreel. It was shot by H.J.W. van Luijnen, who since 1913 had been the regular cameraman for the Dutch branch of Pathé Frères. In a shot of less than one minute, we see a medium shot of a burning oil tank. A barely rec…