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  • Short Summary

    Lord Lloyd inaugurates new dam at Sennar, Egypt.

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    Title: "Millions of Acres of desert will be converted into fertile land by giant Dam at Sennar, inaugurated by Lord Lloyd".

    M/S of a man in ceremonial robes, holding a crook, giving a speech from a balcony, a man in a turban and a man in a safari helmet stand on either side of him. M/S of the man in the turban giving a speech from the same balcony. High angled shot of a crowd (of mostly Egyptian men in turbans) sitting on a slope.

    L/S, looking over a river (the Nile?), of a crowd on the far bank, some stand under a special a large canopy. L/S of a man in a plumed safari helmet giving a speech from a podium at the front of the canopy, in the foreground rows of Egyptian men in turbans sit on benches under the hot sun whilst the Caucasian dignitaries all shelter under the shade of the canopy. M/S of a man in a safari helmet (Lloyd?) giving a speech from the podium, the man in the plumed helmet sits behind.

    L/S of water rushing through special holes in the gigantic dam, tilt down to show water rapidly flowing along the river.

    Note: please see also GIANT SENNAR DAM, also in G 1269 for more shots of the opening ceremony.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:43:00
    G 1269

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