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  • Short Summary

    British troops on guard in Cyprus during troubled times.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Village police station manned by troops of the Royal Artillery. Soldier on guard behind sandbagged enclosure Relief guard takes over. General scenes of guard changeover Relieved sentry takes a drink of water. Guard on the outside of wire at police station, as camels pass.

    Another village manned by troops of the Inniskillings, showing them on guard. Changing over guards and showing flags in background. British N.C.O. and Cypriot Sergeant check along wire and gate. New guard arrives at police station as person is searched. GV Police station completely covered with barbed wire.

    General scenes around Nicosia District area Cable and Wireless building with barbed wire round it. The New Police wireless mast for long radio contact is finished. Barbed wire completes the surrounding building near cable and wireless. Ministry of Agriculture and Forest buildings wires. Nicosia Airport in the progress of being wired. CU Partly completed wiring of airport. Wireless receiving station also surrounded by wire.

    (Lavender.) Old record suggests material dates from around 22/10/1955.

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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:
    01:10:24:00 / 01:13:56:00
    UN 2780 D

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