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  • Short Summary

    Item showing Constantinople (Istanbul) as seen from the approach by boat. Turkey.

  • Description

    Footage from 1915 of Constantinople, in the Ottoman empire (now Istanbul, Turkey), as the allies approach the city during World War One.

    Tracking shot on the water (Bosporus straits), moving to left. We pass many old buildings, Hagia Sophia, as well as other churches and mosques with domes, minarets, etc. Low wall all along water's edge. Tracking shot moving to right of Turkish naval ships passing in other direction, heavy metal gunboat, then very long low ship. M/S Turkish flag with city and hills in background. Tracking shot on water again. Many ships in foreground and background. L/S large sailing ship at anchor, small steamboat passes in foreground, large steamship in distance.

    Modified WPA record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1660.38
    Media URN:
    70926
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:38:00 / 01:55:33:00
    Canister:
    ON 001 D aka G 332

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