• Short Summary

    Jews and Arabs suffer casualties as fighting develops in the Holy Land.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "PALESTINE DEFIES SOLUTION".

    Palestine / Israel.

    British guard of honour present arms at Haifa quayside, pan to Sir Alan Cunningham taking salute. Sir Alan Cunningham saluting. Sir Alan Cunningham leaving quayside in launch for cruiser in harbour. Close up shot of British soldier. Sir Alan Cunningham leaving Israel.

    Jewish refugees arriving at Haifa. Refugees disembarking. Close up, pan, Jewish man leaving boat. Pan to back view, refugee along quayside. Travel shot along road past wrecked buildings. Long shot of the crowds outside Tel Aviv community hall. Pan, Ben Gurion, elected Head of Provisional Government of Israel, walks out of car and up steps. Interior of building, people applauding. Ben Gurion speaking.

    Jews digging trenches around settlement, note rifles slung on backs. Man digging with rifle slung. Women working in vegetable garden. Man working with revolver strapped. Close up shot of revolver in cast round waist.

    People clearing rubble in Tel-Aviv's bombed streets. Wrecked bus. Dead horse in roadway. Bystanders looking at wrecked bus.

    Several shots of Arab plane shot down on beach, R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) emblems. Men climb up the wreckage to pose for photographs.

    Various shots of Arabic dignitaries walking towards camera - King Abdulah of Jordan, Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and King Farouk of Egypt are seen. Various shots of the military parade of Arabic troops. Several shots of King Abdulah at talks with Western delegates. Close up shot of the King listening.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:54:00 / 01:06:51:00

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