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  • Short Summary

    Transjordan marks its independence - not coronation!

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    Amman, Transjordan (Jordan).

    The palace of King Abdullah of Transjordan. A car arriving.

    Several shots of the King with dignitaries in palace. Seated in chair, audience around - dark shots.

    Various shots of the Arab Legion soldiers getting ready for the parade in desert. Various shots of the troops parading - large military parade - men on foot, horseback, camels, armoured cars, trucks with weapons etc.

    According to the paperwork, the King Abdullah of Transjordan is watching the parade - no shots of the King. Various shots of the crowd of people watching the parade.

    Various scenic shots of the Arabic town, possibly Jordan. Good shots of the old Greek amphitheatre and other building in ruins.

    Cut back to ceremony inside the palace. King standing with Moslem priest reading something - possibly praying. Dignitaries seated, watching the ceremony, dark shots.

    Note in the old file reading - Born 1882, appointed King April 1921, assassinated July 1951. This is the ceremony of independence, not the coronation.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:10:58:00
    UN 1499 A

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