Item title reads - Defence of Damascus. French troops - barricades and armed posts - now circle the town in view of threatened attack by rebels. Syria.
L/S of a building which has been left half standing. M/S as the camera pans across people stood amidst the rubble. Soldiers stand in front of walls. L/S of barbed wire and posts in front of a street, the camera pans across them. M/S of a wall with sandbags on top, M/S of a gun behind it and soldiers standing around.
L/S of the barricades and city beyond, a horse and cart passes by. Various shots of the soldiers at barricades and defences, one soldier stands guard outside a building with the windows shattered, a little boy plays behind him.