British troops evacuating wartime headquarters in cairo and construction of new British GHQ in Fayid Canal Zone.
SLATE INFORMATION: First stages in evacuation from Egypt
General view of Semiramis Hotel (British Military Headquarters). British troops leaving building and loading furniture and office equipment onto lorries and burning wartime documents and maps. Convoy of trucks departing. General view of GHQ Middle East. General Sir Miles Dempsey (Commander-in-Chief, British Forces in Egypt) in office.
Suez Canal Zone: Fayid: Great Bitter Lake:
Site of new British Military GHQ. British Army engineers supervising construction of new camp by German PoWs (Prisoners of War).
Huge army dump containing military equipment such as tyres, vehicles and supplies. Egyptian merchants and dealers bidding at auction sale of former military materiel.
Background: British troops evacuating wartime headquarters in cairo and construction of new British GHQ in Fayid Canal Zone.