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  • Short Summary

    Men battle locusts in Palestine - by stamping on them - and using flame throwers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Palestine. The Locust Battle. Government use trenches, pits, flame throwers & small army of soldiers, against invasion of plague of locusts (a mile wide & 15 miles long) to save cotton and orange crops."

    Palestine.

    CU of locusts on the ground.

    Local people ploughing and riding horses.

    CU of locusts in small pit. Men climb into pit of locusts and jump up and down in an attempt to kill the insects.

    Men use flame throwers to burn off locusts on scrubby hillside. (Some of this looks like rushes). More shots of the pits full of locusts and of the men tramping them down.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    711.29
    Media URN:
    6262
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:20:00 / 01:56:07:00
    Canister:
    30/3

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