• Short Summary

    We follow two British soldiers called Nobby and Ginger as they spend their leave in Cairo.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ON LEAVE IN CAIRO".

    Cairo, Egypt.

    Various shots show two British soldiers from the Royal Signals called Nobby and Ginger (for newsreel purposes!) arriving at the converted Nile boat 'Arabia' for their six days of leave. The moored boat has been set up as a 'home from home' for soldiers on leave and we see servicemen being served tea by an Egyptian waiter, reading in comfy chairs, playing draughts and table tennis.

    Nobby and Ginger are seen in their cabin the next morning; one has a shave while the other drinks tea. The men have breakfast on the boat, then set off on a sightseeing trip. Several shots of them in Cairo, looking at buildings, wandering through a souk or bazaar (the Mouski), looking at souvenirs, having their boots cleaned by two little boys and being offered 'Malacca canes' by an Arab man in the street. They sit at a table drinking tea and a 'Ghilly boy' shows them some tricks.

    The two soldiers are taken around the city in a gharry, then get on some camels at Mena and ride around the Pyramids. Back on the houseboat, we see servicemen dancing with girls of the Women's Services who have been invited to a tea dance. A couple chat by the railings of the boat as a small sailboat goes by.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1318.25
    Media URN:
    43657
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:48:00 / 01:47:39:00
    Canister:
    42/18

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