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March of Time -- outtakes -- Palestine, 1938

Film | Accession Number: 1997.134.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0916 | Film ID: 47

Black Watch Regiment troops reviewed by the High Commissioner for Palestine, Sir Harold MacMichael. Regiment lines up, arrival of the colors, inspection by MacMichael and Gen. Wavell. Black Watch troops march. High Commissioner and General salute. 02:44:11 On the road from Jerusalem to Jericho to the Dead Sea, Black Watch Troops put on a demonstration to let a military convoy through. Soldiers look though binoculars and record planes flying above in a book. Prisoner being searched (scene staged by military). 02:45:18 Brief scene (unrelated) of men smoking cigarettes. 02:45:26 Troops get off truck, fire machine guns and rifles. Line of soldiers moving over the hills, officer in charge of watching operation, soldiers running along road. Field wireless on truck calls for plane. Plane arrives on zone of operations. Several shots of plane flying over convoy. Activities around wireless truck. Arranging plane signals on ground. Soldiers move over hills. Convoy moves after demonstration. 02:47:42 Celebrating Nebi Musa, a Muslim holiday around Easter when villagers come to Jerusalem's Mosque of Omar for prayers and dancing and then proceed to a shrine near the Dead Sea where they remain for a week in a camp. Muslims in the family house of the Husseini family. Muslim orphanage band playing in courtyard. Procession through the old city of Jerusalem to Mosque of Omar. Flags, CUs, musicians. CU, Amin Bey Abdul Hadi, one of two remaining members of the Supreme Muslim Council speaking to Ismael Bey Husseini. Views of Mosque of Omar with Arabs in courtyard. Sword dancing, procession moves toward St. Stephen's gate. 02:50:20 At Western wall, Jews praying. Jews pass through Jaffa gate on way to Western Wall for Passover prayers.

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Event:  1938
Jerusalem, Israel
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:42:09
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