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Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Watch on the Nile

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
576
Date Released
17 Jun 1940
Date submitted
13 Jun 1940
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Roosevelt Promises Aid to Allies
  2. 2Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Canadians Combat the Fifth Column
  3. 3Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Watch on the Nile
  4. 4Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Italy’s Ambassador Leaves for Home
  5. 5Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: London Kiddies Start on Second Evacuation
  6. 6Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Royal Duchesses Visit Wounded Soldiers
  7. 7Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Nwef Back Home
  8. 8Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell: Second BEF Embarks

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 8
Section Title
Movietone’s War Time News Reviewed by Leslie Mitchell
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Defence of the Nile. DESCRIPTION: Following Italy’s declaration of war the Egyptians strengthen their defences. SHOTLIST: Tanks co-operate with Egyptian troops ashore. Under the Statue of the British Lion an Egyptian soldier keeps guard. These warriors also stand at the banks of the Nile. Shots of Cairo, (one very good elevated shot) and the Pyramids. On the actual waterway, motor-boats armed with Bren guns keep up a ceaseless patrol. Last shot is of an Egyptian standing on the bow of a boat by the flag. Also included are pictures of tank manoeuvres in the desert. They are hastily manned and go off into the desert where they advance in formation.
Keywords
Buildings and structures; Ships and boats; Vehicles; Environment; Weapons; Military; Scenery and travel
Locations
Egypt; River Nile
Card file number
39184
Credits:
Camera
Alec Tozer
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Length of story (in feet)
53
Story extras:

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