Material relating to newsreel story "Christmas in the Canal Zone" - 52/2
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Christmas in the Canal Zone" 52/2.
Mute version of newsreel story. First shot of Father Christmas clear of titles.
Fanara, Egypt - CU Santa Claus giving children presents. LV Ship proceeding through Suez Canal. SV Superstructure of Russian ship. CU Funnel showing hammer and sickle. SV Royal Air Force launch patrolling Canal. LV launch passing bows of ship. LV. Shepherds driving goats along bank of Canal under watchful eye of R.A.F.S.P. SV. Shepherdess using stick on goats. LV NAAFI (Navy, Army, Air Force Institutions) depot at Fanara. SV. Airmen taking Christmas puddings from Egyptian N.A.A.F.I. attendant. CU. Airmen taking puddings. SV Troops lifting Christmas cake from wagon and walking towards. CU Tray of Christmas cakes. MV Mauritius troops unloading turkeys. SCU. Sergeant looking at turkey and smacking his lips. SV. Airmen fixing poster on lorry. CU. Poster 'Merry Christmas to all Children'. LV. Children with Santa Claus, around decorated lorries at Kabrit night fighter station CU. Children looking up at Father Christmas. SCU. Father Christmas talking to children. GV. St. George's Church, Moscar garrison. CU. Church sign. LV. G.O.C. Egypt General Sir George Erskine with Lady Erskine leaving church. CU. Medical officer and nurse looking on LV. Gen. Erskine talking to medical staff. CU. Pan. R.A.M.C. Personnel. SV. Gen. Erskine with wife and daughter Polly in garden. CU. Gen. Erskine. GV. Aircraft on dispersal at Deversoir Airport. SV. Pilots being briefed for flights. LV. Towards, Vampire aircraft taxiing out. SV. R.A.F. Policemen with provost marshal using radio in wagon on bank of Canal. CU. Corporal taking message. GV. Vampires flying over ship proceeding through Suez Canal. R.A.F. Patrol, on banks. LV. Pan, Vampires flying overhead on patrol. LV. Towards and pan Vampires flying overhead on patrol. SV. R.A.F.S.P.s inspecting lorry driver's passes and wagon. SV. Policemen inspecting load. SV. Corporal talking to Egyptian driver. SV. Policeman questioning camel boy about service greatcoat GV. Troops sitting down to Christmas dinner. SV Sergeants serving troops. CU. Soldier chewing turkey bone. SV. Gen. Erskine shaking hands with Sergeants in Officers mess. CU. Soldier drinking beer from bottle. GV. Erskine on stage in Mess hut talking to troops.