• Short Summary

    British troops evacuating wartime headquarters in cairo and construction of new British GHQ in Fayid Canal Zone.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: First stages in evacuation from Egypt

    EGYPT: Cairo:
    General view of Semiramis Hotel (British Military Headquarters). British troops leaving building and loading furniture and office equipment onto lorries and burning wartime documents and maps. Convoy of trucks departing. General view of GHQ Middle East. General Sir Miles Dempsey (Commander-in-Chief, British Forces in Egypt) in office.

    Suez Canal Zone: Fayid: Great Bitter Lake:
    Site of new British Military GHQ. British Army engineers supervising construction of new camp by German PoWs (Prisoners of War).

    Tel-el-Kebir:
    Huge army dump containing military equipment such as tyres, vehicles and supplies. Egyptian merchants and dealers bidding at auction sale of former military materiel.
    Background: British troops evacuating wartime headquarters in cairo and construction of new British GHQ in Fayid Canal Zone.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AI3LUOBO2DHOLDOMTF5SDJM3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AI3LUOBO2DHOLDOMTF5SDJM3
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1946
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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