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  • Short Summary

    Street scenes in Constantinople, the harbour, ruins, religious buildings, communal washing area etc.

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    Shot in Constantinople (Istanbul). Introductory intertitle reads: "Where John Turk is striving to renew the vigour of youth..."

    Shot of a harbour with the city on the hillside behind. "But, where ruin and tradition still cling to the old Capital - once the great centre of civilisation..." M/S of two men - one standing, one sitting - by some ancient ruins. L/S of a city street - perhaps with some kind of religious building in the background. A very old tree is seen in the foreground. Two women in yashmaks (or yashmacs) walk through an archway towards the city.

    "The Washers - imperturbable and bland" - L/S of group of people doing their ablutions at a communal washing area in the open air. Shots are all seen inside a picture frame device.

    Was item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 410 or 411.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:10:00 / 01:05:28:00
    EP 117

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