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  • Short Summary

    The King of Italy visits Libya and is greeted by thousands of tribesmen on horseback.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "With the King of Italy in Libya - Tribesmen in thousands ride in from the desert to the oasis of Zuara to take part in great "Fantasia" of welcome."

    Libya, North Africa.

    Intertitle reads: "Exclusive pictures by Pathe Gazette cameraman who accompanied the Royal Tour."

    Great shot taken from the back of a moving train of African tribesmen riding along on horses; more shots of the men riding along and waving their rifles in the air. M/S of the King of Italy watching the welcoming display with other dignitaries.

    Various shots show the tribesmen playing drums and dancing; some of them have long ponytails that they flick about in time to the music. Some other African men twirl around in a dance display, playing drums and pipes while a crowd watches - look a little like whirling dervishes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    728.35
    Media URN:
    34849
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:13:00 / 01:53:28:00
    Canister:
    G 1499

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