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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the War torn Near East, Turkey.

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    Turkey (could be Constantinople ?).

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    L/S of senior looking military official (could be the Sultan ?) walking down steps from large building and climbing into carriage; he is wearing a military uniform and a fez. He is followed by various other dignitaries. L/S of horse drawn carriage moving off it is followed by numerous soldiers.

    Intertitle reads: "The Sultan's mosque the Angora Government has also declared that the Calipha will here-after be chosen by the Assembly." L/S of large domed building on the coast; large battleships can be seen in the background at sea.

    Intertitle reads: "Meanwhile war still reigns in the Near East - Pathe News cameraman makes flight over Thrace to get bird's eye view of the battle zone." L/S of biplane taking off from airfield. Aerial shots of damaged buildings.

    Intertitle reads: "Farm after farm is turned by the retreating armies." Aerial shots of countryside and farmland, smoke is seen billowing from a buildings below.

    Intertitle reads: "At Kirk Kilissa, thousands of refugees crowd the Railway Station to escape the fighting." Aerial shots of thousands of refugees at railway station and footage of destroyed buildings. Various aerial shots of a number of destroyers from the United States of America.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:24:00 / 01:31:07:00
    G 931

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