• Short Summary

    British troops stationed in Jordan to protect King Hussein.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Tommy In Jordan".

    Jordan. British troops in Amman.

    GV Amman. SV Group of British paratroops walking towards camera in street in Amman. CU British paratroops.

    GV King Hussein's palace in Amman with the royal flag flying over it at half mast. CU Flag flying at half mast. SV Arab sheikhs and the Circassian bodyguard in black on the steps of the royal palace. SV Three Arabs. SV Two Circassian bodyguards. CU King Hussein sitting in chair inside palace. LV Arab sheikhs shaking hands with King.

    LV Hawker Hunter fighter jet of the Royal Air Force on airfield in Amman. CU Flying officer Noel Evans from North Wales in flying kit seated in cockpit of Hunter. SV A/C PE Olive from Ramsgate with lump of ice balanced on head serving out food to his mates. CU Ice on head. LV RAF men chatting. CU Senior technician R Stanton from Manchester.

    GV Amman and old Roman ruins. LV British troops walking down steps of ruins. LV Paratrooper watching cat jumping down steps. SV L Styles from Birmingham taking photo of Arab guide. SV Corporal. R Eaton from Aldershot with driver Van Der Schuot, Dutchman in the Parachute regiment, checking over money.

    GV King Hussein's palace. SV Pan British Ambassador and secretary arriving and walking up steps of palace to convey sympathy to King Hussein. CU Interior shot with King Hussein seated at his desk.

    Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

    Cataloguer's Note: Voiceover written as if by British soldier - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1541.10
    Media URN:
    49583
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:12:00 / 01:50:35:00
    Canister:
    58/61

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