In record time and with few casualties Anglo-French troops take over the Canal Zone.
Port Said, Egypt.
GV. British destroyer at sea flashing signal somewhere near Port Said. GV. Onboard British aircraft carrier, Venom planes lined up on deck being prepared for action. LV. Venom planes lined up, prepared for action. SV. Men bombing up a Wyvern plane. CU. Fixing bomb under fuselage of Wyvern. CU. Pilot in cockpit of Venom closing hood over his head. SCU. Large bomb under wing of plane. GV. Venom plane being catapulted from deck of aircraft. SV. Top view, pan, Sea Hawk taking off from aircraft carrier. SCU. A Wyvern plane with props turning showing eight rockets loaded under each wing. LV. Pan, Wyvern plane taking off from carrier. GV. British aircraft carrier laying off shore at Port Said, Suez. LV. Troop carrier laying off shore loaded with troops and equipment. CU. officer on bridge looks through binoculars. GV. Port Said quayside. SV. Landing craft coming alongside quay loaded with troops. Large transport carrier in background with masses of equipment on deck. SV. Lorry being driven out of landing craft onto shore. SV. British sergeant signalling for lorries to disembark. Shot, from inside carrier, of large lorry driving out onto shore with trailer. CU. Trailer passing sergeant giving signal. GV. Burning building in Port Said. SV. Building ablaze, pan down to desolate street. GV. With burning building in background. SV. Half track vehicles and lorries driving away from quayside. AS. The troop ship "Empire Ken" at the quayside in Port Said. SV. British troops stepping down from ship into landing craft to be taken ashore. SCU. Officers and British troops in landing craft. CU. Worried looking British soldier in landing craft. Shot from landing craft approaching quayside. SV. British troops disembarking from landing craft. SV. Sunken ships in the Suez Canal with funnel of the ship sticking out of water. LV. In the centre of Suez showing two funnels of sunken ship sticking out of water. LV. Half sunken ship in the Suez, & CU. Pan.
LV. Half sunken dredger. GV. Wrecked and burning buildings on quayside at Port Said. SV. British lorries moving forward into Port Said, pan up to the Casino Palace Hotel. GV. British Transport and lorries moving up into centre of Town with Egyptian people watching. SV. The Egyptian people on the sidewalk watching lorry go past. GV. Egyptians watching British tank slowly move through the town. SV. Egyptian men and boys watching. SV. British tank going past along street, pan up to wrecked building. GV. Wrecked building. GV. Completely wrecked streets and building with piles of wreckage. SV. Egyptians standing in doorway brushing away debris. GV. Wrecked street and rubble in roadway. SV. Old Egyptian being helped across torn down wires in road. SV. Dead Egyptian leaning against tree. SV. Egyptian carrying dead man across the street. LV. Dead Egyptian laying on pavement. SCU. Pan, two Egyptian women carrying bundles of clothes between them. SV. Three black sheep standing on pavement looking very lonely. SV. Two British soldiers searching an Egyptian subject. SV. Line of captured Egyptian Police being marched along road way flanked by British tanks stationary in streets. LV. Group of Egyptian priests looking on. SV. British tank in centre of roadway with gun pointing direct up street at the ready. SV. British tanks mounted on the pavement with gun pointing up street. LV. British tanks in street. GV. British troops and tanks in open space, waiting. SV. British troops checking over equipment. LV. French troops waiting for orders, & SV. LV. British troops alongside their vehicles, & SV. With troopship in background. SV. Group of British soldiers resting and checking over equipment.
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