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    Full title reads: "Palestine. The Locust Battle. Government use trenches, pits, flame throwers & small army of soldiers, against invasion of plague of locusts (a mile wide & 15 miles long) to save cotton and orange crops."

    Palestine.

    CU of locusts on the ground.

    Local people ploughing and riding horses.

    CU of locusts in small pit. Men climb into pit of locusts and jump up and down in an attempt to kill the insects.

    Men use flame throwers to burn off locusts on scrubby hillside. (Some of this looks like rushes). More shots of the pits full of locusts and of the men tramping them down.

    (This item appears to have been transferred at the wrong speed)

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    6262
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    711.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:20:00 / 01:56:07:00
    Canister:
    30/3
    Sort Number:
    30/003
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry Science & Technology
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    Hadrian-02 Palestine
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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