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History of Fire
 California Burning Watch brave firefighters battle blazes across California. (1955)
[Model A2Z-DVD-50021] [UPC 882012500217]
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Running Time: 1:04:35

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See Berkeley In Flames!

The most dramatic clip on this amazing DVD is a documentary showing the 1923 blaze that reduced most of Berkeley, California to ashes! You will not only watch in shock and awe as the fire races through the streets of the city - you will also beam with pride as you watch city residents come together to help rebuild their little corner of America!

Firefighters - The Bravest People In America!

The other clips on this incredible DVD are devoted to firemen themselves in all of their glory! You will see exactly how firehouses in California in the late 1940s and early 1950s worked. What will amaze you is how closely the problems and challenges that faced these brave men more than 50 years ago mimic the challenges that firefighters still face today!

"The amazing moment on this DVD is when you see the people in Berkeley helping each other after that fire. Honestly, it brought home to me exactly how damaging fires can be. Still - watching the fires was very exciting and I was very impressed by the quality of the vintage film clips."
Richard Kerry, Toledo, Ohio

This DVD Has Everything You Could Want
If You Are Fascinated By Fire, Firemen
Or Great Historical Documentaries!

This DVD is a classic example of real American history that would otherwise be lost if not for the power of DVD technology. These clips have been fully restored, saved in digital format and preserved for the benefit of history.

Here is a complete track by track breakdown of exactly what you will receive when you order California Burning! today!

Berkeley, California Fire
Our opening clip includes complete coverage of the 1923 citywide conflagration. You will see silent newsreel footage of the devastating 1923 fire that destroyed much of Berkeley, California. Footage of the fire is followed by scenes of the aftermath and cleanup efforts. Finally you see a few brief scenes of homeless fire victims cheerily making the best of it by cooking outdoors or playing a rescued piano. This is a great historical document!

Producer: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1923
Length: 00:05:40
Audio: Silent

Your Fire Department (Parts One And Two)
Our next clip is a detailed treatment of the Los Angeles Fire Department, its equipment, personnel and activities. It includes excellent Kodachrome footage of firefighters at work, fires, nighttime neon signs, and fire prevention and safety activities. Although made 55 years ago, it discusses problems encountered by modern fire departments even today!

Producer: Los Angeles Fire Department
Sponsor: Los Angeles Fire Department
Year: 1949
Part One Length: 00:15:50
Part Two Length: 00:15:45
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Fire! Patty Learns What to Do
This is a fire safety documentary filmed in and around the Chatsworth fire of 1947 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, at a time when many parts of the Valley were still farming communities. Shown through the eyes of a child, the clip has the fire chief educates school children about the hazards of fire.

Producer: Frith Films
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1951
Length: 00:16:25
Audio: Mono
Color: COLOR

Pathe News: Goodman Lumber Fire
This clip is a newsreel featuring the conflagration that destroyed the lumberyard in San Francisco, California. Graphic images of flames reaching skywards are both fascinating and awe-inspiring.

Producer: Warner Pathe News
Sponsor: N/A
Year: 1955
Length: 00:05:47
Audio: Mono

Running Time:
DVD One: 01:04:35


Often the most valiant of acts go unnoticed, unless somebody stands up and says "Hey Listen up everybody ..." While most agree that the lives of our firefighters are fraught with constant risks and dangers, and are as unpredictable as the weather, few stop to pay homage to these daring heroes.

Aptly, the DVD includes clips which demonstrate quite convincingly, the devastating power of fire through fascinating footage of the fires that consumed most of Berkeley and the one that destroyed the lumberyard in San Francisco. Having thus set up the tone, the remaining clips stand up and say "Hey Listen up, people, here is a bunch of daring men whose sacrifices need to be lauded". While offering a fabulous behind-the-curtains peek at how firemen prepare themselves for their arduous tasks, the clips also forewarn and educate citizens about their role in preventing fires.

Although the clips date back to half a century ago, they are pretty relevant for our times as well and it will be a wise decision for all schools, colleges and public libraries to add this edifying VD to their collection.

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Gayle Ambler, Rochester, WA

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California Burning!

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When you order California BurningDVD you will be electrified by this incredible historic footage. There is no risk when you order. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Order today and bask in American history!

General Packaging Description:
Our professionally produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.

Product Details
Video Run Time - 1:04:35
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Audio Languages - English
Release Date - 1955
UPC - 882012500217
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