The film covers several different notable disasters, including: Hurricane Camille (1969), the explosion of the Hindenburg (1937), the eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily (1971), the Dust Bowl (1934), the 57th Indianapolis 500 (1973), the Xenia, OH Tornado/Super Outbreak (1974), the sinking of the Andrea Doria (1956) and the Joelma Building fire in São Paulo, Brazil (1974).
Did You Know?
Narration in the segment dealing with the 1971 eruption of Mt. Etna mentions a 17th Century Sicilian law that forbids anyone from stemming or diverting lava flows from their natural course. See more
In the introduction to the segment of the Xenia Tornado, William Conrad
recites the poem 'Who Has Seen the Wind?' by Robert Louis Stevenson. The poem was, in fact, written by Christina Rossetti. See more
Dust Bowl Disaster
Written and Performed by Woody Guthrie See more