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  • Short Summary

    Shots in and around Beirut International Airport during hijack attempt.

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    Beirut, Lebanon.

    Shots of a hijacked aircraft at Beirut International Airport. Various shots of airport staff, officials, police in discussion, crowds on observation deck or control tower, bystanders looking at the plane, military outposts - guns pointed towards aircraft. Passengers at airport. People at check-in desk. General activity around the airport.

    Group of three women in bikinis sit in small motorboat. Man helps them out on to some steps. C/U of one of the glamour girls applying sun tan lotion. Man adjusts sail of small boat. Another man proudly strokes metal surface of what is presumably part of the boat. Showing how proud these men are of their boats. Various shots of people having fun on the water in pleasure boats. Panning shots of people on sunbeds. Two women walk beside what seems to be a hotel pool. More bikini clad girls and men in swimming trunks. The women are all very attractive (the men less so!) Seems to be some kind of holiday resort.

    Old record stated: Shots of Arab types, adult and children, in Arab quarters - some good shots of slum areas. C/Us of elderly Arab man, poverty, street children. This is a contrast to the "rich at play" sequence which came just before. Young boy uses a saw to construct a home for his pigeons - homing pigeons are seen, the boy proudly shows us one of the birds. Elderly man in fez smokes a cigarette. More footage of the slum areas. C/Us of posters on walls.

    (16mm. Ekta)

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:02:00 / 01:22:44:00
    UN 4542 I

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