• Short Summary

    Good colour footage of guerillas in training at an Al Fath camp in Jordan.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'EXTRA!' (Exclusive footage of Arab Guerillas in training).

    This item is in colour.


    Various shots at an Al Fath training camp, where we see young men - some look like teenagers - being trained as guerillas. Squads of men run along and are shown hand to hand combat techniques by two men fighting with knives.

    They are seen turning somersaults and climbing over a rope ladder wall. Others climb up the side of a cliff with ropes and go through an obstacle course, walking along logs and jumping over fires. C/U of man firing bullets near ground from a machine gun. We then see trainees moving along the ground on their backs, under a covering of barbed wire, while a man fires bullets at the ground near their heads and bodies. Four men run for cover towards a fire while a man fires a machine gun at them.

    In a laboratory or surgery we see a doctor or nurse (seen from rear, not sure if male or female) at work at a table. C/U of tins of blood and plasma on the shelves. In a hospital ward several men sit reading on beds or in chairs - all have their faces covered by books or are turned away from the camera. One on the bed has his leg in a plaster cast. C/Us of man's hand and foot in plaster.

    In a tent we see half-light shots of men in a meeting - they are described by commentator as the spearhead of the Al Fath movement. Their faces are not clearly seen.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:51:00 / 01:08:15:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Amazing footage of men 'training' to become 'terrorists' as they're known today. 1:30m is quite shocking to say the least!

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  2. adamadam says

    these people who training are palestinians and they training because israel occupied their lands and who say they terrorist is the terrorist.

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