• Short Summary

    British and French troops in Suez Canal, waiting for the UN forces to take over.

  • Description


    SV. British tanks patrolling one of the main streets in Port Said, Egypt. SV. British troops patrolling the town. CU. Egyptians walking past camera, rubble and British soldier on guard in background. GV. Partly desolate street in Port Said with people starting to walk about again. CU. Pan, Egyptian children. GV. People walking about partly wrecked street. SV. & SCU. Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Stockwell, Commander of the Allied Force at Port Said, talking to British correspondents. SV. & CU. Air Vice Marshal Barnett. GV. Roadway running alongside Canal with British troops dug in. SV. British troops standing by, ready for any emergency, sitting in partly dug out hole. Canal in background. SV. Group of British soldiers looking up roadway. GV. Roadway alongside Canal with British troops in dug out hole. SV. Four British soldiers sitting in hole with guns alongside. LV. British soldiers sitting in hole, Canal in background. SV. Soldier in hole manning bren gun while another soldier pats down sand bags. SV. Troops manning Howitzer. LV. Deserted village. SV. British troops taking over hut as mess room. CU. Soldier scraping mud from his boots on scraper in front of doorway. LV. Egyptian men, women and children lining up for distribution of food and medicines SV. British soldier keeping them at bay, pan down to kitten alongside soldier's feet. LV. British troops guarding Egyptians as they line up for food. SCU. Egyptian woman with hunger showing in her eyes. LV. Egyptians scrambling for food as paratroopers distribute food from top of truck. SV. Egyptians scrambling for food alongside truck, pan up to paratroopers distributing food. SV. & GV. Pan, Egyptians scrambling for food as British troops stand by on guard. SCU. Pan, Egyptian running off with food clasped in his hands. GV. Pan, captured Russian arms. SV. British troops sorting Russian rifles. CU. Soldier opening rocket launcher. LV. Captured guns. SV. Pan, boxes of captured Russian ammunition. CU. Two large shells in box. GV. Russian tank in street.

    GV. Air view of the Canal with some sunken ships. SCU. & SV. Air view, flying over sunken ships showing two funnels sticking above water. LV. Partly sunken ship. GV. Air view, sunken ships in the Suez Canal. GV. British and French ships assembled at Port Said. SV. British troops being lowered down onto deck of aircraft carrier. LV. Tank landing craft loaded with troops on way to carrier. SV. Pan, British troops pushing away a jeep loaded with large gun onboard carrier. SV. Another group of soldiers being hauled up on to deck of carrier sitting on a jeep. SV. Troops round gun on carrier. CU. Pan, paratrooper holding a bazooka gun. SV. Paratroopers walking on deck of carrier. GV. Mass of equipment and troops on carrier waiting to return to Cyprus. GV. Pan, flattened out area. This was the scene caused by the paratroops on the morning of November 5th. SV. Two small Egyptian children searching amongst rubble. LV. Water being supplied, Egyptians watching. CU. Water spouting from pipe amongst rubble. LV. Devastated area, children standing amongst rubble. LV. Egyptian with temporary built shack of bits and pieces. SV. Old Egyptian woman sitting amongst few belongings in the rubble.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:35:00 / 01:54:48:00

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