• Short Summary

    THE 6,000 INHABITANTS OF THE AJMAN SHEIKHDOM FIGHT A NEVER-ENDING WAR AGAINST THE ELEMENTS.THEIR INHERITANCE?

  • Description

    1.
    GV SHEIKH'S PALACE.
    0.03

    2.
    GV SHEIKH AND ARMED GUARDS LEAVE BUILDING.
    0.09

    3.
    SV.PAN..FROM FLAG TO SHEIKH AND PARTY.
    0.21

    4.
    SCU SHEIKH RASHID BIN HAMEED WITH BEARD, AND SON (2 SHOTS).
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    5.
    GV.PAN...PALACE SERVANTS HUTS LOCATED OUTSIDE SHEIKH'S PALACE PAN TO PALACE.
    0.42

    6.
    GV LAND-ROVER TRAVELS TOWARDS UMM AL QAIWAN.
    0.54

    7.
    TV.PAN...OVER HOUSES.
    1.10

    8.
    LV CASTLE WITH CANNON IN F/G
    1.12

    9.
    SV RULER'S GUARD.
    1.19

    10.
    CU RULER'S SON.
    1.25

    11.
    SCU RULER'S SON OUT OF GUEST HOUSE WITH GUARD.
    1.33



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE 6,000 INHABITANTS OF THE AJMAN SHEIKHDOM FIGHT A NEVER-ENDING WAR AGAINST THE ELEMENTS.THEIR INHERITANCE WAS THE HOTTEST OF SUNS AND HAR???HEST OF ENVIRONMENTS.FISHING AND PEARLING PROVIDE THEM WITH THEIR HUMBLE WANTS.

    THE RULER, SHEIKH RASHID BIN HAMEED, LIVES IN A PALACE AND IS SHADOWED BY ARMED GUARDS.BRITISH ASSISTANCE AND GRANTS MADE FROM NEARBY OIL-PRODUCING STATES HAS PERMITTED HIM TO PROVIDE HIS SUBJECTS WITH A LIMITED EDUCATION.

    HE SHARES A COMMON FRONTIER WITH THE SHEIKHDOM OF UMM AL QAIWAN WHICH IS RULED BY SHEIKH AHMED BIN RASHID.THERE THE DESERT-MINDED BEDOUIN SHARES THE LAND WITH THE SAILORS WHO PLY THE COASTLINE.FISHING, PEARLING AND SHIP-BUILDING ARE THE MAIN INDUSTRIES.

    IT WAS THIS COASTLINE WHICH BECAME A HOTBED FOR PIRACY OPERATIONS IN THE LAST CENTURY.HERE AGAIN WATER IS THE ETERNAL PROBLEM.MUCH OF IT IS CARRIED MILES FROM SPRINGS TO THE VILLAGES OR THE PORTS IN TINS OR LEATHER BAGS.

    SHEIKH HAMEED'S CASTLE IS ALMOST IMPREGNABLE.ON THREE SIDES IT'S SURROUNDED BY THE SEA.FORBIDDING TOWERS FACE THE FOURTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JLKINABS5X7P3UD0V285JDYY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JLKINABS5X7P3UD0V285JDYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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