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    Various scenes and locations in Afghanistan.

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    Afghanistan. Location of events unknown.

    L/Ss of mountains ruined building in front of them. Palace at foot of mountains- -both from distance & closer of details. Marshes. Sunset over mountains. Various shots of snow-covered mountains in distance. Pan on city at foot of mountains with ancient-looking buildings. Street scene; w/ people walking; men wearing long jackets; some have blankets wrapped around them like shawls; & turbans. Interior. Two men sit on floor; working (1 repairing shoes). Market street w/ goods displayed outdoors blankets stacked up on tables; clothes hanging in window; etc. Street w/ many men on walking up & down. Large newer building; exterior; has long balconies; man & woman walking past. Interior: hospital wing; w/ row of patients in beds. Western nurse; Afghan orderly; man in suit all standing.

    CU Elderly man patient. Shot from high point looking over valley w/ fields; scattered buildings. Pan over lake; then town. Man on rocks looking down at terraced fields (white spacing follow for four or five seconds). Shots of a Victorian style house w/ mountains in BG. More mountain views. Barrenarea w/ a few houses which blend into the hills; as if made of same thing as the ground. Contrasting shot of man walking on road past orchard. Shot from above; men running down hill (rocks & scrubby foliage). Closer shot Afghan troops & 1 British officer walking. Troops using camels for transport. CU soldiers pose. CU soldiers resting. Street scene. Pan on crowd staring at cam. Asia; military; medicine; architecture; scenic.

    Shots of huge structure built of mortar. Looks like sand castle; probably ancient fortress. Line of Afghan men crossing old stone bridge in front of the fort. Crowded narrow street; men and boys stare at camera. Another large building of same material w/ balcony on top story. Parts of a series of crooked walls at different levels on the hillside. Smaller buildings & walls. Path curving round hillside. Many shots of mountains; some snow-covered. Shots of valley w/ trees; & river running through it. Camel train. MS young man. Westerner but dressed similarly to the Afghanis. Houses; then pan to mouths of caves at foot of mountains. A long low building w/ porch all along it; man standing on porch; 2 others sit behind him. Aerial shots of mountains.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:56:00 / 01:49:47:00
    ON 359 A

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