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    Morocco, various.

    GV. Barricaded desolate street in Morocco. LV. Smashed up oil station. CU. Dead body. CU. Mangled bodies. LV. Smashed up huts ruins partly smouldering. SV. Pan, rebel tribesmen being rounded up. LV. Coffins outside hospital. SV. Interior, smashed up operating table. CU. Smashed up hospital bed. SV. Armed civilians outside Civil Control building where women and children spent the night for shelter. SV. Rifle slung on back of civilian. LV. Women and children in control room. SV. Woman seated with three children. SV. Old woman seated with children holding rifle in readiness.

    GV. French ship "Patrie". SV. France deposed Sultan of Morocco, Sidi Mohammed Ben Jussef, shaking hands with people on departure at quayside. CU. Sultan shaking hands. SV. Spectators clambering onto scaffolding to see the Sultan. SV. Sultan preceded by Prince Moulay Hassan his brother and step brother walking up gang plank onto "Patrie". CU. French Naval rating. SV. Sultan on board of ship shaking hands with officers. He leaves for Madagascar.

    GV. Morocco Rabat. SV. Pan, new French enthroned Sultan, Sidi Mohammed Ben Arafa, walking to his palace, & CU. GV. Pan, Aix-les-Bains. Angle shot, flags outside building where French - Arab talks are taking place. SV. Towards and pan, The Grand Vizier, El Mokri, accompanied by his son (right) Si Thami El Mokri, walking to the conference room. LV. French Premier Faure seated alongside the Grand Vizier and Mr Schumann standing behind. SV. Pan from Faure to the Grand Vizier, pan round to the French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay and Defence Minister General Pierre Koenig. CU. Faure, pan to the Grand Vizier.

    SCU. Pan, Sultan of Morocco, Ben Arafa riding on his horse towards the mosque. BV. Procession towards the mosque CU. Car breaking through crowd. LV. Assassin attempting to stab Sultan. French officer jumps aboard the assassin's car. Assassin draws knife, officer and assassin wrestling, officer knocks assassin off car. Guards jump on assassin as he falls to the ground. SV. Dead horse laying by assassin's car. SCU. Sultan being helped away from scene after the incident.

    Angle shot, mosque. LV. Interior, worshippers arriving for prayer. GV. Exterior of Mosque. Body Guard on horse back with crowd. CU. Veiled women turn as they hear explosion. SCU. The Sultan being helped into car with bleeding face. GV. Women demonstrators being rounded up. SV. Police rounding up women demonstrators, & SV.

    GV. Pan, burning buildings on the outskirts of Air base. CU. Sign "Aeronavale Air Base", smoking billowing in back ground. GV. Building burning. Nearer shot, farm building burning. LV. Troops firing guns onto suspects. SV. Gun firing - pan to buildings burning. SV. Firing rifle onto burning building. SV. Soldier on guard on railway track with gun. Building burning in background.

    (F.G.) (Orig. "A")

    Note: Sequences of the deposed Sultan's departure and two assassination attempts on new Sultan are library material incorporated into story.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:14:00 / 01:07:28:00
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    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    Assassination Morocco 1930s - 1940s
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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