• Short Summary

    British troops leave Egypt and UN troops take over.

  • Description

    Port Said, Egypt.

    GV. Suez Canal. LV. Train pulling in, filled with Suez contractors employees and their families. They are freed internees who are returning to Port Said on way to Cyprus and then home to England. SV. Refugees waving from carriage window. SV. Group of British soldiers smiling as the train passes them. SV. Refugees waving from the carriage windows. SV. General Stockwell, the Allied Commander, waiting to greet internees. GV. Refugees disembarking from train, & SV.

    SV. British troops giving out teas to the internees. CU. Refugee walking away with mug full of tea. CU. Man with beard. CU. Another man drinking mug of tea. SV. Man holding a dog. CU. Hand holding briefcase and budgerigar in cage. SCU. General Stockwell shaking hands with the internees. SV. Internees boarding landing craft to take them out to the liner. SV. Internees waving from landing craft holding Union Jack. SV. Side view, General Stockwell on quayside waving to internees. LV. Internees massed on landing craft waving.

    GV. Pom pom guns on the quayside, Port Said quayside is seen. Pan, United Nations troops, from Denmark, stepping off quayside on small boats to be taken to the salvage craft where they will be in charge of the salvage operations, & SV. SV. Two UN soldiers in boat passing wrecked ships in the canal. SV. Sunken ship in the canal. SV. Top shot, UN troops being welcomed onboard by British Navy crew. CU. British naval man putting on cap, new head gear for the navy who are going to continue the salvage operations as a part of the UN. SV. British sailor lighting cigarette for UN soldier. SV. UN flag being hoisted up in place of the white ensign onboard H.M.S. Uplift.

    SV. General Stockwell shaking hands with his French deputy General Beaufre, Commander in Chief of French Forces, onboard H.M.S. Tyne. CU. General Stockwell talking to General Beaufre. SCU. Vice Admiral Slater (British) in foreground with Vice Admiral Pierre Launcelot. Pan to General Beaufre and General Stockwell. GV. From ship, large tank landing craft waiting to be loaded up with tanks. LV. Tanks approaching quayside along streets. AS. Tank man in turret. GV. British tank backing into tank landing craft. LV. Other tanks waiting. CU. Writing on side of tank "Nasser's Nightmare". LV. Tank backing into tank landing craft. LV. British troops laying down with rifles at ready guarding the embarkation. CU. British soldier on guard laying down. LV. Tank landing craft moving away from quayside.

    SV. The last of the British patrol walking through street in Port Said in single file, & SV. & CU. Pan. Shot through barbed wire showing empty street in Port Said. SV. British soldier on guard behind the sand bags. LV. U.N. troops setting up barbed wire, & SV. SV. Pan, General Stockwell accompanied by other officers making last minute search for the missing British Officer.

    SV. Two naval men holding large Union Jack. SV. Two men pulling at ropes. AS. Union Jack being hoisted. CU. Two hands loaded with cart grease which will be put onto the flag pole to stop Egyptians climbing up pole. AS. Union Jack at top of mast, pan down to naval men cutting ropes. LV. Statue of De Lesseps, French engineer who built the Canal, with hand of statue holding the French flag and the white ensign, & SV.

    SV. General Stockwell saluting as he watches the last of the British troops embarking onto tank landing craft. SCU. Pan, British troops marching past General Stockwell carrying equipment. LV. British troops embarking into tank landing craft. SV. British troops carrying equipment at night for embarkation onto tank landing craft. SV. Last of the British troops walking into the tank landing craft. SCU. General Stockwell having last minute chat with two soldiers. SV. The last of the British troops carrying equipment to the tank landing craft. LV. From quayside, showing troops moving out of Port Said at night.

    SV. Pan, General Stockwell accompanied with two officers walking to launch. General Stockwell shakes hands with General Burns. General Stockwell steps onto launch. SCU. General Stockwell waving from launch as it moves away form quayside. GV. At night, De Lesseps statue with tracer shots seen firing in the background.

    (Rota Lav.) (Orig. D)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:42:00 / 01:48:05:00

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