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10 Tragedies Caught on Film. British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck. From Franz Reichelt's death jump off the Eiffel Tower to the Hindenburg Disaster, here are 10 tragedies caught on film.

SOURCES
Used Videos:
- Death Jump - Franz Reichelt jumps off the Eiffel Tower: www.youtube.com/watch
- Emily Davison (Suffragette) killed by King's Horse at Derby: www.youtube.com/watch
- Frank Lockhart's fatal bid for speed record: www.youtube.com/watch
- Hindenburg Disaster: www.youtube.com/watch
- HMS Barham Explodes and Sinks: www.youtube.com/watch
- The Farnborough Air Show Tragedy: www.youtube.com/watch
- Le Mans Disaster: www.youtube.com/watch
- Trapped Pilot Drowns in Sinking Cockpit: www.youtube.com/watch
- Bird Man death jump: www.youtube.com/watch
- Donald Campbell Dies in Bluebird Crash: www.youtube.com/watch

Music:
Lest We Forget by Mark Harris of The Abstracts
www.theabstracts.co.uk/

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