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  • Short Summary

    British troops move their Headquarters out of Cairo.

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    British forces which are to evacuate from Egypt by the end of March 1947 leave Abbassia camp in Cairo and set up temporary headquarters at Fayid.

    Various shots of covered lorries moving through the streets. CU. A soldier and ATS girl holding a hurricane lamp. CU. A notice board saying "Is your journey really necessary?"

    Various shots of the streets and buildings of Cairo.

    Various long shots of the deserted camp at Abbassia. LS. A cat, the sole occupant of the deserted camp dodging out of a building. LS. Various shots of deserted workshops at Abbassia. The deserted camp with the domes and citadel of Cairo in the distance.

    CU. General Sir Miles Dempsey seated at his desk at the new Headquarters at Fayid. LS. General Dempsey walking out the building entering a car and being driven off.

    Elevated shots of the temporary camp at Fayid, made up of nissen huts. LS. Printing room of the Headquarters at Fayid. Exterior shot, the new General Headquarters. LS. Interior, signals despatch office. MS. A despatch rider drives up and enters. LS. Interior, the telephone exchange with ATS operators. Various shots of trucks arriving with furniture from Cairo.

    LS. The bathing beach at Fayid on shores of Great Bitter lake with soldiers and ATS girls sunbathing and swimming. Closer shots of the tanned men and women. Several shots of army football match. LS. Great Bitter lake. LS. The deserted Mena camp with one of the Pyramids seen in the background.

    Note found in the old record - Cuts 46/93.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:11:00 / 01:22:31:00
    UN 1660 D

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