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  • Short Summary

    The Syrian Desert Police ride their camels through the desert.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1932?

    French title reads: "La Police Du Desert. Syrie (T/C obscures rest of title)"


    M/S the camels, with their riders on their backs, rise in unison. One of the riders in the front carries a flag on a pole. There are several thin looking dogs in the foreground. Back shot of the group as they begin to ride off into the desert.

    The group ride through desert scenes, some rocky outcrops are seen in the background. More shots of the men on camels riding past the camera.

    C/U member of the Syrian Desert police - he looks straight at the camera through his binoculars. He is wearing a bandolier, with clips of ammunition for his rifle. He scans the horizon.

    Shots of a camel with his leg tied up. Shots of Syrian police sitting around mat (one of them is in European uniform). A group of Syrian Desert Police stand next to their camels, which are lying down. The policemen are dressed in traditional Arab fashion, in head dresses and flowing robes. Nice shots of the Arab men dancing and playing drums.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:08:00 / 01:22:14:00
    UN 66 Q

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