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    Item title reads - Syria - Official entry into Beyrouth (Beirut) (first pictures).

    Aerial shots of the Acre-Nakura road with allied forces advancing towards Beirut. Various shots as lorries and trucks drive along. Camera pans across Beirut. Various shots of men from Australian and other Imperial forces marching through the city. The local people applaud them. Australian soldiers ride by on motorcycles and lorries. M/S of General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson and General Catroux, Commander of the Free French, arriving in the Place des Martyrs, various shots as they inspect Guard of Honour. Various shots as they enter building for reception and meet officials and church dignitaries. M/S of Australian Commander General Lavarack emerging with them, he smiles and salutes then accompanies them on tour of inspection.

    Various shots of British soldiers meeting their Turkish counterparts on the Turkish-Syrian frontier, they look at each others uniforms. Various shots of a train arriving with British and Australian soldiers, former prisoners of war who have been released under the terms of the convention. Various shots of them lined up to give their name and details. The camera pans across them and we see some good shots of them grinning and laughing, happy to be free.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:04:00 / 01:22:40:00
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    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Temporary workspace: 11.8.2009 21:25 Sykes Allies Arrival Overseas WW2: Allies Advance Into Syria WW2: Military Campaign Syria WW2: Military Campaign Syria Free French Soldiers
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