• Short Summary

    The only signs of life in Istanbul October 23 were the pigeons in front of the Yeni Cami Mosque, an ambulance rushing through the streets on an errand of mercy, and census officials taking particulars from citizens of the Turkish capital.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Pigeons on steps of Yeni Cami Mosque.
    0.04

    2.
    LV Pigeons fly away.
    0.08

    3.
    GV Of entrance to deserted park.
    0.12

    4.
    SV Girl census official knocking at door.
    0.16

    5.
    SV Girl takes census at house.
    0.20

    6.
    CU Girl writing down particulars.
    0.24

    7.
    LV Deserted Sirkeci railroad station.
    0.28

    8.
    LV Children play in street. (Unofficially.)
    0.32

    9.
    SV Policeman checks papers of cyclists.
    0.36

    10.
    GV Deserted Galata bridge.
    0.41

    11.
    SV PAN.. Ambulance passes in street.
    0.45

    12.
    LV Cat sits in road.
    0.48

    13.
    CU Ditto.
    0.50

    14.
    GV Deserted street and buildings.
    0.55



    Initials TDH/S/JH/AS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The only signs of life in Istanbul October 23 were the pigeons in front of the Yeni Cami Mosque, an ambulance rushing through the streets on an errand of mercy, and census officials taking particulars from citizens of the Turkish capital.

    Every five years a national census is taken in Turkey. From 1 a.m. until the census completion is announced on the radio at night, everybody has to stay in their homes and answer the census officers' questions.

    All traffic is brought to a halt, and trains, boats and aircraft cannot move until every passenger has given full personal details.

    When the final results are announced, Turkey's population is expected to total more than 28 million.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3M86O2PQSLALA6IU9IKFYFQQK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3M86O2PQSLALA6IU9IKFYFQQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment