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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of Tel Aviv people taking measures to protect themselves from an Egyptian Air Force raid; a British RAF burial party buries victims of an air raid at Ramath David near Haifa.

  • Description

    Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel / Palestine

    MS Preparing sandbagged positions around power station, pan to the power station in Tel Aviv. MS High shot of street scene, people running for shelter during the air raid. MS Man running for shelter during air raid. LS Aircraft (possibly Egyptian 'Spitfire') flying over Tel Aviv. (2 shots). MS and CU Plastering shop windows with anti-blast strips. (3 shots). MS and CU The bleak architecture of the famous opera house in Tel Aviv. (3 shots). LS Street scene in business district. LS Tel-Aviv beach, deserted. LS Scene of burial ground where RAF (Royal Air Force) men killed during the Egyptian Air Force attack on the British Ramath David air base near Haifa, are being buried. Large cross in foreground. MS The cemetery and burial party. MS At the graveside. MS RAF firing party firing last salute. Pan across coffins resting above four new graves. CU Four buglers sounding the "Last Post". (2 shots). MS Padre gives blessing at the graveside. CU Wooden cross marking the grave of Pte H J Taylor, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), died 29/01/48. CU. and MS Coffin being lowered.(4 shots). LS Burial scene with hills in background. MS Burial party filling in graves. LS High shot of Haifa Harbour. (2 shots).

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 3/6/48. Good location shots of Haifa.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:34:00 / 01:22:08:00
    UN 1952 E

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