• Short Summary

    General El Edroos' troops surrender in Hyderabad.

  • Description

    Hyderabad, India.

    CU. Indian building, pan down to crowd reading war news. MS. Indians reading war news. MS. Back view, Indians reading war news. MS. War poster on bridge in Hyderabad. CU. War poster. MS. Towards Hyderabad. Several shots of troop leaving for the front. MS. Digging slit trenches outside Hyderabad - two shots. Man and woman filling sandbags - two shots. CU. Indian plane drops surrender note it is picked up by one of General El Edroos' men. Plane continues on its flight. LS. RIAF (Royal Indian Air Force) fighters flying overhead. CU. General El Edroos speaks after surrender - no sound: "The men under my command have been called on to perform a superhuman task and against very heavy odds. There was no alternative for me but to surrender." Various shots of Hindus celebrate after surrender - three shots. Various shots, Indian Army entering the State of Hyderabad. MS. Hindus celebrating - two shots.

    (Mute. Lav.)

    Date found in the old record - 24/09/1948. Natural sound only.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:29:00 / 01:42:35:00
    UN 2015 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    "General El Edroos" is Major-General Syed Ahmed El Edroos.

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