• Short Summary

    AN ARAB WRITER, ABDUR RAZZAQ, ONCE COMMENTED: "THE HEAT OF THE SUN WAS SO INTENSE THAT IT BURNED THE RUBY IN THE MINE AND THE MARROW IN THE BONES...

  • Description

    1.
    GV SEASHORE WITH PEOPLE BATHING (2 SHOTS) PAN TO FISHINGBOATS
    0.15

    2.
    GV SON OF SHEIKH SULTAN BIN SAQR, DEPUTY RULER WHILST FATHER IS TOURING EUROPE, LEAVES PALACE WITH GUARD
    0.26

    3.
    LV RULER ENTERS CAR
    0.32

    4.
    SV RULER DRIVES OFF, PAN TO GUARD AND ARCHWAY TO PALACE
    0.46

    5.
    GV PAN..LOCAL BUILDINGS WITH LAND ROVER THROUGH STREET
    0.56

    6.
    CU LOCAL TYPES AMAZED BY THE SIGHT OF A CAMERA
    1.08

    7.
    GV BAZAR WITH ARMED GUARD PATROLLING
    1.17

    8.
    GV BUILDING WITH LARGE TOWER, TOWER HAS AIR-VENTS
    1.23



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    EDITORS: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE TRUCIAL STATES CAN BE FOUND IN PROD. No. 6117/63, RELEASED FROM LONDON SEPTEMBER 1.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ARAB WRITER, ABDUR RAZZAQ, ONCE COMMENTED: "THE HEAT OF THE SUN WAS SO INTENSE THAT IT BURNED THE RUBY IN THE MINE AND THE MARROW IN THE BONES...AND THE SWORD IN ITS SCABBARD." HE WAS SPEAKING OF THE SHEIKHDOMS ON THE PERSIAN GULF BUT HAD IN MIND THE HOTTEST, SHARJAH, RULED BY SHAIKH SAQR BIN SULTAN AT KASSEMI.

    A CIVIL AIRPORT IS ONE OF ITS FEW LINKS WITH THE MODERN WORLD.THE RULERS LIVE IN PALACES, GUNS ARE EVER PRESENT AND CAMERAS AN OBJECT OF AWE.THE INHABITANTS FOLLOW THEIR FOREFATHER'S CALLING OF FISHING, PEARLING, TRADING AND AGRICULTURE.

    THE NEARBY SEA IS THE CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND.THERE THEY SWIM AND FROLIC, A TEMPORARY REFUGE FROM THE SUN'S SCORCHING RAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8MT5TIW6WVB4BR3LK02BKSN64
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MT5TIW6WVB4BR3LK02BKSN64
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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