Detail

Title ID 9269Collection ID1262
Title[Navy in Egypt]
Date[ca. 1945]
CollectionRoger Dunford
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Urban Life
KeywordsArmed Forces Boats Canals Memorials Men Monuments Second World War (1939-1945) Ships Urban Areas Youth First World War (1914-1918)
Location
LocalAlexandria Ismailia
NationalEgypt Africa
Credits
ProductionRoger B. Dunford
CameraRoger B. Dunford
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:07:24:04
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film features a series of of street scenes in Egypt that includes a visit to the Italian monument to Khedive Ismail in Alexandria (now memorial to the unknown soldier). This is followed by wide shots showing a series of naval ships at sea and on the Suez Canal. The final part of the film shows mixed views of the Suez Canal that includes the 1914-1918 War Memorial on West Bank, near Ismailia.

Description

The film opens with a montage of village street scenes filmed in Egypt that includes a Sphinx statue; a market with children waving; people boarding a tram, the Italian monument to Khedive Ismail in Alexandria (now memorial to the unknown soldier); the moon over a harbour with moored ships [dark]; a Navy motor boat vessel with a larger vessel in the background; another small motorboat; a larger K[6?]25; various ships at sea and on the Suez Canal; Naval vessels travelling through the canal; and the 1914-1918 War Memorial on West Bank of Suez Canal, near Ismailia.

Stills

[Navy in Egypt] (ca.1945)