• Short Summary

    A mass airlift carries paratroopers to Cyprus as the trouble mounts in Jordan.

  • Description

    Blackbushe Airport, Amman, Jordan.

    A mass airlift carries paratroopers to Cyprus as the trouble mounts in Jordan, Britain's protégé kingdom in the Middle East.

    LS. Troops entering aircraft (title super over). LS. Group of troopers, pan to plane taking off. GV. Crowd in street round motor car in town of Amman. SCU. Major General Glubb Pasha, & CU. GV. Town from hill, two mules in foreground. CU. Arab soldier. SCU. Group and King Hussein of Jordan (Succeed to throne 1952) looking, pan down to two Arab soldiers with machine gun. CU. King looking. SCU. Troops sitting on ground assembling rifles. CU. King with Glubb Pasha walking towards camera. SCU. Paratroopers jumping out of lorries. GV. Lorries arriving. LS. Line of paratroopers being briefed by pilot. CU. Paratroopers listening. SCU. Tea issue. SCU. Paratroopers drinking and laughing. CU. Cook filling thermostatic vessel. SCU. Group of paratroopers drinking and laughing. SCU. Group of paratroopers talking and smoking. LS. Group of paratroopers under wing of plane. CU. Sgt. showing paratroopers plan. CU. Paratroopers entering plane. CU. Paratroopers entering plane, shot from inside. SCU. Plane taking off, children and a man in foreground waving. CU. Kiddies waving. LS. Plane passing camera, taking off.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "F")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    561.47
    Media URN:
    31670
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:15:00 / 01:54:40:00
    Canister:
    56/5

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