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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of temporary tents and straw constructions on waste ground and a government building programme of brick buildings to house the refugees.

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    Delhi, India

    LS High shot, a street in Delhi showing covered stalls by the roadside, cars, bullock carts and bicycles. MS People moving around in the street. MS An overcrowded tram passing, with passengers hanging from the windows and doorways. CU. Sign "Stalls under construction for refugees" (These were some of the 500,000 people who came to Delhi from Pakistan after Partition.) MS Food stalls under trees, carpenters carry wood. MS Another angle food stalls under trees, handcart wheels past. CU. Melon-seller wafting flies away. CU. Melon covered with flies. MS General view of refugee street vendors squatting, selling their wares in the main road of Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk). (2 shots). LS Refugee camp of tent dwellings by the roadside, a cow walks past. LS High shot of activity in market place (predominantly male traders and shoppers). MS Refugee homes in the arches under Delhi station railway bridge. CU. Forlorn refugees squatting on ground by the roadside. CU. Refugee mother and two naked children having a meal on the pavement. MS Another family outside their straw hut. LS Pan across makeshift tents and shelters of the refugee camp. MS Large straw shelters which house refugee families, women wash the ground. CU. Notice "Ministry of Relief and Rehabilitation, Refugee Information Bureau." MS Indian workmen in wooden frame of a house. CU. Carpenter working on wooden frame. CU. Carpenter at work. MS Indian labourers, male and female, constructing brick houses. LS Finished camp of brick houses. LS Newly built stalls along a main road.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork, reads: 6/5/48. There are two additional shots at the end (1) of Muslim men at prayer (possibly at the Jammu Masjid Mosque in Delhi), and (2) an (Indian?) soldier with an automatic at his post in the street.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:15:00 / 01:54:44:00
    UN 1923 D

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