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A Spy of the Desert

Series

Series Name
War Office Official Topical Budget and Pictorial News

Issue

Issue No.
336-1
Date Released
30 Jan 1918
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1A Spy of the Desert
  2. 2Heroines All
  3. 3War Amid the Eternal Snows
  4. 4Brotherhood of the Gun
  5. 5Martyrdom of Rheims

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 5
Summary
[SUBTITLE]: "Turkish prisoner brought in blindfold by our troops in Mesopotamia coolly seats himself on an armoured car to interrogate a captured Arab spy [sic]." Pan shot of troops by armoured car in desert to Turkish prisoner talking to the Arab who is seated on the car. Closer shot. Arab turns to talk to second man on the car.
Keywords
Vehicles; Prisoners of war; Military
Credits:
Camera
Ariel L. Varges
Length of story (in feet)
57

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive
Email
film@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/film
Phone
020 7416 5291
Fax
020 7416 5379
Address
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
Notes
The IWM also preserves the original nitrate film copies for the World War II period of British Paramount News, Gaumont British News and Universal News.
Series held
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Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
For BFI National Archive enquiries:
nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
Series held
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