'empire Ken' En Route For Suez 1956

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    'Empire Ken' arrives at Port Said. Egypt.

    Various shots convoy scenes. Various deck scenes with troops aboard 'Empire Ken'. Various shots 7 am convoy approaching Suez Canal, smoke pall rises in background. MS French hospital ship 'Marseilles' joining convoy. Top shot Bridge Captain greeting pilot. Various shots signal deck scenes aboard 'Empire Ken'. MS escort vessel. MS troops listening to BBC news. MS as escorting sub-chaser passes.

    MS 11 am convoy at anchor about 11 miles out from harbour. CU Port Said pilot. Various shots on 'Theseus' and ocean aircraft carriers with helicopters on deck. MS as escort vessel (F-17) passes. Various shots convoy as 'Empire Ken' moves in. CU Captain of 'Empire Ken'. MS as 'Empire Ken' moves in, three helicopters pass. MS aircraft carrier. MS as 'Empire Parkestone' overtakes and goes in first with reserve troops. Various shots 2 Channel marker ships. MS 'Jean Bart'.

    LS Port Said and fires. Various shots destroyers and ships giving protection for beach landing parties. MS fires, silhouette shot with troops. MS helicopter. MS's 'Empire Parkestone' disembarking alongside Port Said beaches. Various shots ships across canal and fires behind beach areas, with statue in foreground. Various shots sunken dredgers across entrance to East Basin of harbour, the eight sunken ships etc., blocking the harbour to all but small craft troops. MS troops preparing to embark.

    This belongs to 'Paramount Review of the Year'.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:28:34:00 / 01:33:57:00
    UN 2908 A
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    UN 2908 A
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    Religion & Politics War & Revolution
    Suez Suez MuCEM - Crise de Suez 1956
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