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ID numberF00042
Collection typeFilm
TitleWith the Australian forces in Palestine
Measurement62 min 47 sec
DownloadDownload video 271.6 MB
Object type
  • Actuality footage
  • Short film
MakerHurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made
  • Egypt: Frontier, Sinai, Magdhaba
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Beersheba
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Jerusalem
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Jordan River
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Mejdel Jaffa Area, Esdud
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, North Palestine, Lake Tiberias, Tiberias
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine, North Palestine, Nablus
  • Syria: Damascus
Date made1916-1918
DescriptionOpens with title 'with the Australian Forces in Palestine'. The advance on Magdhaba, December 1916, and the return with Turkish prisoners, the capture of Beersheba and the entry of the Camel Corps. The Light Horse on manoeuvers in the desert near Esdud, January 1918. The 11th Light Horse Regiment ride through the streets of Gaza. The difficulties of transport during the flood at Esdud. Allenby's entry into Jerusalem by way of the Jaffa gate, the proclamation of martial law. The 3rd LH Brigade and the 8th Light Horse Regiment (LHR) at Katra. Machine gunners of the Brigade in action. Farman aeroplane piloted by Captain (Capt) Ross Macpherson Smith 1 Squadron AFC. Brigadier (Brig) Smith VC takes salute at the march past of the Camel Corps. The Hong Kong Singapore Battery composed of Indians in action. Chauvel's great advance with the Desert Mounted Corps from Jaffa to Damascus 19 September to 1 October 1918. The 5th LHR and French Mounted Regiment enter Nablus. The remains of the great Turkish column destroyed by British and Australian airman. Prince Feisal arrives at Damascus to meet Allenby. Bedouins escorted from Damascus and arrival of the Sheriff of Meccas Camel Corps.

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