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Temporary religious buildings during siege of Tobruk

Film | Accession Number: 2009.357.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4900 | Film ID: 2889

Australian soldiers fire a Howitzer. Pan of destroyed military vehicles in a desert. A shrapnel damaged school named for Benito Mussolini that is now being used to hold church services for Allied soldiers. The camera pans down from the minaret of a mosque to a hand-painted sign on the building that reads: "Out of Bounds Musulman Church." Camera pans around the exterior of a Catholic church with a statue of the Virgin Mary outside. Damage shown to a hospital mosque. A soldier walks into a heavily damaged building with a sign reading, "Out of Bounds Jewish Soldiers Synagogue." Panning shot of damaged buildings. A sign on one building reads "Albergo Ristorante Moderno." Two soldiers talk in front of damaged buildings. Destroyed Admiralty House.

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:02:19
Event Date
1941
Locale
North Africa
Tobruk, Libya
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Imperial War Museums
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:45:22
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