French firemen and U.S. troops extinguish fire at a theatre in Brest, France soon after World War I.
Brest France Date:1919, May 3 Duration:1 min 52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Fire in the The Wilson Square - Champ-de-Bataille Square municipal theatre (located in the Place Wilson) in Brest, France. The architect was Antoine Choquet de Lindu. People on the street outside the Theatre during the fire. French firemen and U.S. troops (immediately post World War 1) arrive in trucks to fight the theater fire. The fire fighters extend water hoses from the trucks and from manual pumps to the building. Men climb up ladders to the first floor of the building. Men standing on the balcony of the first floor holding the hoses. Broken windows of the ground floor in view. Men break windows on more doors. They position hoses and spray water from hoses through a window of the first floor. Firemen go up and down the ladder. A huge group of men outside the building operating a see-saw manual water pump. (The theater was completely destroyed and rebuilt in wood at the Place de la Liberté.)
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