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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of King Abdullah in Amman; Arab soldiers in transit; travelling shots of the countryside; good views in and of approach to Jerusalem.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Amman, Jordan (formerly Transjordan) and Jerusalem, Israel / Palestine

    LS View of the city of Amman. LS Various shots of tents in a desert encampment and camel grazing. (4 shots). LS Towards, street scene in Amman with King Abdullah's car with military escort passing through cheering crowds. LS The King's car drives away from camera. MS King Abdullah ibn Hussein of Transjordan (born 1882, Emir of Transjordan from 1921, crowned King on 25.05.1946, later assassinated in Jerusalem on 20.07.1951) walking towards camera through crowded hall, saluting well-wishers. CU King Abdullah saluting. CU Abdullah getting into car. MS Car driving away through crowded street. LS A fort in the town.

    MS Members of the Arab legion marching along behind their military band.(9 shots). LS and MS Various shots of Arab troops in a convoy of lorries passing through Arab town, small crowds lining the road, clapping. (15 shots). LS Countryside scene, travelling shot as lorry passes man on donkey.

    LS Various moving shots taken from train of country on way to Jerusalem and shot of Jerusalem itself, a walled hill city, taken from moving train.

    LS A travelling convoy of soldiers in lorries and armoured vehicles on the road, coming to a halt in a mountain pass. (4 shots). MS A shepherd boy resting under a road sign, "One Way Traffic". MS Travelling shot of the military convoy of troops in lorries and armoured vehicles continuing across a desert valley, past a camel and a herd of goats. (4 shots). CU Camel laden with straw. (2 shots). CU Back of a stationary lorry laden with troops. MS Following a troop vehicle (possibly approaching a checkpoint).

    LS General views of Jerusalem. (7 shots) MS Low angle, looking up at an Arab soldier on the city wall above. CU. Sniper's view from barred window, looking down on a city square. (6 shots). LS More general views of Jerusalem. MS Mosque of the Dome of the Rock. CU. Arab-garbed war correspondents.

    MS and LS Various shots of convoy of lorries carrying cheering Arab soldiers en route for Jerusalem.

    Note: A few individual shots are of poor quality, excellent shots of approach to the walled city of Jerusalem.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:19:00 / 01:56:04:00
    UN 1965 A

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