• Short Summary

    With the successful evacuation of hundreds of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) guerrillas, the battered and war-ravaged city of Beirut is slowly beginning the vast process of repairing the damage of the 10-week war between the PLO and Israeli troops.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Bulldozer clearing rubble (3 shots)
    0.21.

    2.
    SV Woman crossing street
    0.24

    3.
    SV PAN DOWN Apartment block being repaired (3 shots)
    0.44

    4.
    GV Rubbish thrown over balcony
    0.49

    5.
    GV People examining old shells
    0.52

    6.
    GVs Vehicles loaded with belongings of people returning to their homes (2 shots)
    1.06

    7.
    GV Rubbish on street; woman with belongings, including bloodstained pillows
    1.15

    8.
    GV Young girl filling bucket with water
    1.20

    9.
    SCU Old woman seated
    1.21

    10.
    GV Woman carrying bedding into apartment building
    1.29

    11.
    SCU & GV Old man and young boy seated among their belongings (2 shots)
    1.36

    12.
    GV PAN Young men unload bedding from truck and carry it into apartment building
    1.49

    13.
    GV & PAN People in bomb-damaged street
    1.54

    14.
    GV Man, dressed in fatigues, walks with woman who pushes pram
    1.59




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the successful evacuation of hundreds of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) guerrillas, the battered and war-ravaged city of Beirut is slowly beginning the vast process of repairing the damage of the 10-week war between the PLO and Israeli troops. The blockade of Beirut came to a virtual end on August 22 when the same Israeli army engineers who had pulled out the electricity supply four weeks earlier switched them on again. It was the lack of a power supply which was the Israelis' most powerful weapon in the economic blockade. The power cut-off disrupted life in West Beirut completely; there were no lifts, no air conditioning during the hottest weeks of summer, no refrigeration and no lighting. Now, however, Wet Beirut's people are going back to their homes -- that is, the homes which are still standing after the weeks of shelling. Construction workers are beginning to repair the vast damage to thousands of buildings and Beirut's citizens, laden with what possessions they could rescue during the siege of the city, are starting to rebuild their homes and lives.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5K0VOV6V99DHSQYK160LAUMCN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5K0VOV6V99DHSQYK160LAUMCN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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