• Short Summary

    UN troops arrive to Suez Canal - takeover begins at Port Said.

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    GV. Pan, sunken and damaged ships laying in the Suez Canal at Port Said. LV. Pan, sunken ship in the Suez Canal. SV. Diver being prepared on salvage ship. LV. Half sunken ship laying in the Suez Canal. SV. Diver entering water from salvage ship, & GV. From salvage ship to half sunken ship in the Canal. GV. Half sunken ship laying on its side. GV. of the British and French flags flying over the customs house in Port Said, & Nearer shot. SV. Port Said police walking away from buildings on a police patrol. LV. Egyptian men, women and children looking for food amongst rubble and partly bomb shattered building. SV. Egyptian loading hand cart with looted food. SV. Pan, small Egyptian boy walking away with loot. GV. Egyptian women hurrying along the road carrying loot and bundles on their heads. SV. & SV. Pan, groups of kids carrying loot. SV. Pan, Egyptian woman carrying basket on head loaded with tinned food. She also carries planks of wood. SV. Small boy walking away carrying loot followed by his father carrying loot. GV. Flagging in the LST with United Nations observers on board. GV. Tank landing ship (LST) approaching shore. GV. Group of Egyptians watching. SV. Tank landing ship with doors open nearing shore. SV. Group of Egyptians watching. GV. United Nations, white painted jeep bearing large black UN letters on the top and on the side driving off the ship. & SV. Pan. SV. Towards and pan, another UN Jeep drives away from ship. SV. Group of United Nations observers watching. GV. UN Jeeps driving along road to Allied Troops Headquarters. Back view, UN Jeep driving through gates to H.Q. SV. General Stockwell pinning United Nations arm bands on the UN observers. CU. United Nations arm band. General Stockwell with UN observers. GV. Ambulance arriving outside a railway station with Egyptians wounded. SV. Egyptian people standing in roadway, watching. SV. Wounded Egyptian being taken out of ambulance on stretcher and taken into the station. CU. Egyptian on stretcher, pan to wounded leg. SV. Pan, another wounded Egyptian being led into station. GV. Wounded Egyptians on stretchers and wounded men sitting around in station hall waiting for train, & SV.

    Pan down to wounded Egyptian and large bundle of clothes. GV. American diesel train manufacturer in August 1956 with red cross on front, his diesel engine pulls British built coaches. CU. American sign with clasped hands "United States of America". SV. General Stockwell talking to British orderlies. SV. British stretcher party with wounded Egyptian being put into train. SV. Egyptian nurse standing in doorway of train waiting to receive wounded. SCU. British soldier as engine driver of the diesel engine giving signal for start. SV. Pan, British hospital coach drawing out of station. GV. The Suez canal. LV. Undamaged power station now back into working order. LV. Interior of power station - working. CU. Large pumping wheel, GV. Exterior of the undamaged water plant and filtration plant, & LV. GV. Troops (British Paratroops) assembling in Port Said street. SV. People starting to walk around and shops begin to open GV. Group of French troops buying postcards from shop keeper. SV. Sign "Salon Novia" - Egyptian Barber's saloon. Pan down to man having hair cut in shop. SCU. Man having hair cut. LV. Reopened Egyptian cycle shop. GV. British paratroopers assembling and waiting for the latest orders. SCU. Two paratroopers reading latest news from newspaper. SV. Sightseeing Landau past camera with British Paratroopers assembling in background. CU. Pan group of paratroopers smiling and looking very happy. SV. Pan, another group of British paratroopers smiling. SV. Officers returning from No Man's Land to the front line walking along a railway track carrying white flags. GV. White UN jeep flying white flag driving from the front line through into No-man's Land. the 600 yard strips separating the Allied Forces from the Egyptians. SV. Towards and pan Another UN Jeep driving from the front line into No-man's Land. SCU. Two British troops dug in on guard with bren gun. LV. Another UN Jeep driving into No-Man's Land flying white flag. SCU. British troops in hole on guard with bren guns. GV. Line of UN Jeeps with white flags flying travelling along the 600 yard No-Man's Land stretch.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig "H")

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:59:00 / 01:14:15:00

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