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Hartford Circus Disaster - Identifying Remains

Family members tried to identify remains of their loved ones at the Connecticut State Armory.  It was a painful task - and not always successful.  About 100 bodies could not be visually identified.

This clip, from contemporary newsreel footage, depicts a scene at the Armory.


Media Credits

Historical footage, following the Great Circus Fire in Hartford (which occurred on July 6, 1944), online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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