• Short Summary

    British forces overcoming the Iraqi defence post of Fort Rutbah, occupied by Nazi-sympathiser Rashid Ali and his rebel followers.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: First pictures of the Iraq Revolt. Britain captures Fort Rutbah.

    IRAQ: Fort Rutbah:
    British troops chatting to Arabs (not heard). Soldiers loading anti-aircraft gun. RAF plane in sky as Arabs watch fom desert. Explosions. Arab soldiers watching from behind fortification and aiming rifles from trenches. RAF armoured car below air escort along and taking over Fort. British soldier examining rebel weapons and personal belonging (indlucing trunk decorated with pictures of naked women). Refugees returning to fort. Major John Glubb (Later Lieutenant General Glubb) (Arab Legion) interviewing local residents. Soldiers lowering white flag from flagpole.
    Background: British forces overcoming the Iraqi defence post of Fort Rutbah, occupied by Nazi-sympathiser Rashid Ali and his rebel followers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO7VFCAOQ52O0J0G8QS7N0IS2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO7VFCAOQ52O0J0G8QS7N0IS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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