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A Wreck in a Gale

The ship may have been wrecked already, but storm waves batter it once again in this fearsome Victorian footage

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins


This film title is almost, though not quite, false advertising. There's certainly a gale, and a wrecked ship, but the one didn't cause the other. This early film records a brutal storm with a close view of waves crashing over a wreck - an empty, broken ship that had beached some time before. Still, the wreck gives a sense of scale to the ferocity of the weather, and is a stark reminder of the damage that a gale can do.