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    Item title reads - Newsbriefs from the Middle East.

    Various shots in the desert as a Lysander aeroplane taxis in and unloads bundles of newspapers for the troops. The papers are then sold to the desert soldiers. "The Egyptian Gazette" is the name of the paper as we look over soldier's shoulder. One is delivered to an officer's tent.

    M/S of captured Stuka dive-bomber, various shots of British soldiers examining it. Various shots as they paint British markings on before it is flown back to British base. M/S of soldiers lined up with dogs. Various shots as they are paraded around a table. M/S as the 'judges' look at them trying to determine what breed they are. One soldier looks down and sees his dog has escaped from its lead, he whistles and we see the little dog peeping out from behind a tin.

    M/S's of men making Christmas cards for people at home, one smiles at his. They show them off and one walks past sign saying 'post early for Xmas.'

    M/S of men washing their clothes in the sea, they scrub them and hang them up, pan across washing line. One man irons his trousers. C/U as a soldier sticks his tongue out as he tries to thread a needle. They all sit in a line sewing and mending. One man is called away and puts his sewing down, another comes along and sits on the sharp needle then jumps up, the others laugh at him, one laughs so hard he falls over.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:24:00 / 01:57:48:00
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    Entertainment & Humour War & Revolution
    Temporary workspace: 26.3.2010 09:59 Clifton Christmas Cards Wartime Christmases
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