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  • Short Summary

    French troops set up barricades around Damascus to prepare for threatened rebel attacks.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Defence of Damascus. French troops - barricades and armed posts - now circle the town in view of threatened attack by rebels. Syria.

    L/S of a building which has been left half standing. M/S as the camera pans across people stood amidst the rubble. Soldiers stand in front of walls. L/S of barbed wire and posts in front of a street, the camera pans across them. M/S of a wall with sandbags on top, M/S of a gun behind it and soldiers standing around.

    L/S of the barricades and city beyond, a horse and cart passes by. Various shots of the soldiers at barricades and defences, one soldier stands guard outside a building with the windows shattered, a little boy plays behind him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    438.07
    Media URN:
    20017
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1925
    Sound:
    silent
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:41:00 / 01:11:29:00
    Canister:
    G 1250

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