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  • Short Summary

    Sudanese (?) and Egyptian soldiers on camels with British soldiers and officials.

  • Description

    Sir John Maffey.

    Anglo-Egyptian rule of Sudan; 1920s. Pan left on huge crowd of African (quite dark-skinned) men in robes & turbans on camels; moving slowly to left en masse; then stopping; desert landscape. Closer shot panning on the some of the men sitting close together on camels.

    Next; uniformed soldiers (Arab?) riding camels; carrying rifles & some holding British Union Jack flags; with them are a few British soldiers and officials - presumably Sir John Maffey is among them.

    My guess is that the first group of men are Sudanese; the second are Egyptian Arabs. The Sudan was officially co-governed by Egypt & Great Britain; though of course in reality the British did the real governing.

    British Empire. Colonialism; imperialism; international relations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2412.20
    Media URN:
    76529
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:49:00 / 01:58:50:00
    Canister:
    ON 328 F

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