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  • Short Summary

    French and Colonial troops activities in the desert.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    North Africa.

    A Colonial soldier in traditional Arabic head dress scans horizon from top of outpost. Pan across desert. A caravan is seen briefly and disappears behind dunes. Cat back to a soldier looking on. An entrance to a fort with French flag raised on top of the entrance arch. C/U shot of the eyes of the soldier on guard.

    A line of soldiers on camels riding through the desert. Colonial soldiers gathered around the entrance arch of fort where French flag is being rased. Cut to C/U shot of the sentry guard's face. C/U shot of another soldier's face - he has beard, moustache and turban.

    French Foreign Legion troops marching towards the fort's entrance. Guard at the entrance looking on. Pan up to French flag flying. Various shots of the French Foreign Legion troops and Colonial troops on parade in a desert. Several shots of the French flag being rased. Several shots of soldiers getting on camels and ride out in desert. Camels walking through sand.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:32:00 / 01:51:42:00
    UN 200 A

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