• Short Summary

    British troops occupy Keren in Eritrea.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Keren Occupied".

    Keren (aka Cheren), Eritrea (formerly part of Abyssinia / Ethiopia).

    Various shots of British snipers at the top of a mountain near Keren. Various L/S from the sniper's post of shells bursting on a mountain road in the valley. Various shots of British army vehicles being pushed and pulled along the damaged road by the soldiers. Many of the soldiers are Indian.

    Various shots of a group of soldiers occupying a hut. Once inside they set up a radio set, large loudspeakers and a sign reading "Broadcasting House". Various shots of Italian soldiers in the streets of Keren. According to the narrator they are deserters surrendering to the British, many are North African.

    Panning L/S of the town of Keren taken from the surrounding hill. Various shots of British troops entering Keren. C/U of sign reading "Cheren" above entrance to railway station. Panning shot group of happy looking British soldiers.

    Note: The mountain stronghold of Keren fell into British hands on Thursday March 27th 1941. The mountains near Keren were taken by British and Indian troops on Monday March 17th 1941.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:37:00 / 01:43:25:00

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