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  • Short Summary

    Footage of Damascus after it has been destroyed by shelling. Syria. Orange tinted.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Damascus shelled! Pathe Gazette presents first pictures obtained under great difficulty. Syria.

    Intertitle - 'a general view.' L/S as the camera pans across the devastated city with buildings reduced to rubble. M/S of a church half standing. M/S as people walk about amongst the rubble. L/S as the camera pans across the rubble of various buildings, people walk about and dig at the rubble.

    title is repeated - L/S as the camera pans across the city and church, various shots of devastation are repeated. M/S as men try and clear the rubble.

    Intertitle - 'ruins in the most famous street in history - "the street called Straight."' Various shots of the street with debris on the ground. M/S of a roof with holes in it.

    Intertitle - 'further pictures in next issue.'

    Note: there are three versions of this title - 1) Nitrate negative. 2) Nitrate print NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO DECOMPOSITION. 3) Orange nitrate print.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:00:00 / 01:49:16:00
    G 1249

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