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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the burning of the Turkish town of Smyrna, in Turkey.

  • Description

    The Greeks are ousted from Smyrna, Turkey

    Full titles read: "THE BURNING OF SMYRNA - Authentic pictures that beggar description - taken by PATHE Cameraman now in the Near East."

    Various L/S's of smoke pouring from burning buildings. M/S of thick black smoke. L/S of large building ablaze on the coast, a large rowing boat can be packed with people on the river. M/S of rowing boat with refugees in it. M/S's of more rowing boats colliding with one another. L/S of refugees on the deck of a ship.

    L/S's of burning buildings of Smyrna, there is and incredible amount of destruction. Footage of the town burning at night, the flames illuminate the night sky. Intertitle reads: "Britain's Watch Dogs - Majestic in their silent guard of the Dardanelles - are instantly ready." L/S of the fleet of battleships of the Royal Navy in the Dardanelles.

    Note: the main complete story is followed by approximately 9 minutes of cuts similar to main story.

    01:50:46 L/S of refugees climbing aboard French rescue ship from small boat. L/S of the large ship with French Flag flying. Various shots of refugees on the deck of the ship. Some look very distressed. Several shots of the town on fire.

    01:53:37 M/S of women refugees walking with their children. Numerous shots of lifeboats rescuing the hundreds of civilians who are waiting at the pier. L/S's of the crowd. M/S of man on raised platform handing out bread to mass crowd of hungry refugees who reach out desperately with their hands.

    01:55:16 Some good footage of refugees standing in the debris of the ruined town. L/S of market stall with bread on it, refugees push and shove to get to it. L/S of soldiers marching.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:34:00 / 01:56:14:00
    G 919

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