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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of Allied troops amidst the ancient ruins near Palmyra in Syria.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - location and dates unclear or unknown.

    Syria.

    VS of allied troops advancing through Syria. Troops and bren carriers of the 8th Army are seen against a backcloth of fine Greek style ruins pock-marked from the heavy fighting, in the Palmyra area. Good shots of troops walking through ancient ruins with rifles at the ready. Later shots show troops taking a look at the ruins. Nice material of bren gun carriers in the ruins.

    VS Inside the captured Fort Weygand (Poste Weygand) in the Palmyra area which has been badly shelled. Inside officers inspect smashed Vichy French equipment, lorries and planes.

    GV Pan over the area of Palmyra.

    (Lav.)

    Old record suggests date around July 1941. Film is quite scratched in places, but evocative images - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1667.01
    Media URN:
    60375
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:06:11:00
    Canister:
    UN 283 A

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