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Polesine Flood
Saving Mattresses
Polesine population saving furnitures and mattresses from the flood, Rovigo, 1951.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Deployment Of Forces
Thousand of soldiers dig under the rubble, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Tank Ship Fire
Working From The Boat
Firemen containing fire on the oiler tank Luisa, Giudecca, Venice, 1951.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Looking For Survivors
Soldiers look for the few survivors, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Tank Ship Fire
Smoke On The Water
Thick black smoke egressing from the oiler tank Luisa on fire, the 'Redentore' basilica in the backgroud, Giudecca, Venice, 1951.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Coffins
Widows and mothers walk far away from the coffins, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Tank Ship Fire
On Fire
Thick smoke egressing from the deck of the oiler tank Luisa on fire, Giudecca, Venice, 1951. (Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
The Reservoir
General view of the dam and the basin, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Toc Mountains
View of the dam, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Toxic Waste
Soldiers carry away toxic waste, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Covering Corpses
Soldiers cover corpses after the disaster, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Hauted By Memories
A woman wanders around the rubble, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
About To Fall
View of a house about to be pull down, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Praying Statue
A praying statue stands among the ruins, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Excavator Searches
An excavator searches among the rubble for corpses, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Ravages Of The Overtopping
Soldiers clean out after the overtopping, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Fallen Innocents
Soldiers lift a gurney with a corpse, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Personal Items
Items saved by the disaster, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
Hanging Rails
A crooked rail hangs down a cliff, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Vajont Dam Tragic Overtopping
There Was A Church
The belltower saved from the huge wave caused by the overtopping, Longarone, Vajont, 9th October 1953.(Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)