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ROLL 1. (no identification) (see attached information sheet for story of doctor Crockett - RAF)
L.S. of the village of "Er" near to Mukheiras. Two vehicles, one with a Red Cross on the front.
Villagers gather around Flight Lieutenant John Crockett, who is an RAF doctor attached to the Federal Regular Army at Mukheiras, who spends his time treating sick arabs in nearby villages. He is accompanied by three Arab soldier orderlies from the Federal Army. (AT DOCTOR'S REQUEST ALL SHOTS TAKES FROM DISTANCE SO AS NOT TO SCARE PATIENTS, WHO STILL BELIEVE IN EVIL EYE)
Dr Crockett using stethoscope examine sick arabs from the village, including children men and women. Only recently have the men-folk allowed the women to be seen by the doctor.
Doctor examines woman's back.
C.U. of John Crockett with stethoscope round his neck.
L.S. as in shot 1, of the village.
(see information sheet on tribal dancing)
C.S. of Federal Regular Army sign.
L.S. of tribal dancing performed by Arabs outside the barracks of the Federal Regular Army. Two men dance, while others beat out the rhythm on jerry-cans, while others gather around to chant and clap hands.
C.S. of the dancers.
Arabs look on, chanting and clapping hands.
C.S. of men heating the cans.
Feet of the dancers.
G.V. of the scene.
ROLL 2. (For information on F.R.A. see attached paper)
L.S. of camp which consists at present of tents. By the gateway is a guard hut with an arab sentry of the Federal Regular Army on duty.
Sign outside camp: 4th Battalion, Federal Regular Army.
It is early morning: A troop of arab soldiers dressed for physical training march out of the camp. One carries a football.
They run off into the desert, where they'll play soccer for twenty minutes to keep fit.
A bugler of the Federal Regular Army sounds reveille.
The new guard of the day marchers into the camp, to take over from the old one. They face each other and salute with their rifles.
An arab officer of the Federal Regular Army looks on. (wears peaked cap)
The old guard marches off.
(Near the tented camp of the FRA, local contractors, supervised by an engineer from the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, are building two barrack blocks for the Federal Army. They are the first permanent accommodation to be built for the FRA outside Aden. Built of rough quarried stone, the stones are packed so that the y form straight and even walls. The building is providing work for over 100 labourers from Mukheiras)
L.S. of the two barrack buildings being constructed for the FRA outside Mukheiras.
A mechanical stone crusher at work operated by arabs.
Shot of the walls, camera tilts to men working on the top.
On top of the building, men are seen working on the walls, filling up the gaps with small stones. Another man puts cement in position.
L.S. of nearly completed barrack block.
ROLL 3. (see information sheet for details on Mukheiras town)
General View of the square and market place at Mukheiras. Each week hundreds of arab farmers and merchants come to sell their wares, and of course buy as well. The houses in the background are made of stone and mud, and the white lines resembling bricks are painted on afterwards. It's a local custom.
Shot shows some of the shops around the square wish arabs walking along.
An arab's ironware store on the ground.
An arab salesman rolls up some linoleum for a customer. Camera pans to the doorway of a shop.
Ornaments made of Pewter are in great demand by arabs, and most are made locally in Mukheiras. Shot shows a peddlar with his pewter wares with arab customers looking on.
Close up of pewter ornaments; leg rings inset with silver coins and stones, necklaces, consisting of moulded pewter and also large silver coins used in Yemen and other trinkets.
On market day in Mukheiras, Yemen tribesmen with long hair come across the nearby border to sell their coffee beans. Shot shows Yemenis selling their coffee beans which are in large open baskets.
Close shot of Yemeni tribesman.
Also on sale in the market is a lot of multi-coloured cloth which comes from India, Japan, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Most Arabs carry knives called "Gambias", and they use them for defence and ornamentation. When a couple drew their gambias, it was decided that picture making was over for the day.
General view of the main street in Mukheiras.
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