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  • Short Summary

    Royal Air Force bases in Iraq are handed over to Iraqis.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Iraqi takes over Royal Air Force bases in Iraq.

    LS of Habbaniya aerodrome. Air Headquarters Mess. Various shots soldiers changing sign at station gate from English to Arabic.

    Various shots showing changing of the guard at RAF base, Iraqi flag is raised. British Ambassador Sir Michael Wright arriving for hand over ceremony - he walks onto dais and then inspects troops. Various shots King Feisal arriving, followed by Crown Prince Abdul Illah. They inspect the troops. King and Crown Prince reviewing troops. King Feisal, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri el-Said. British Ambassador making speech. CU of King and Crown Prince. Various shots British and Iraqi troops parading. We see lowering of Union Jack and raising of Iraqi flag.

    Date on dope sheet is 16/05/1955.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2680.26
    Media URN:
    79570
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1955
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:59:00 / 01:53:26:00
    Canister:
    UN 2737 B

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