Christmas in Syria, 1941

Unit 7 Australian Division
Accession Number F07004
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min 8 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Beirut
Date made December 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Various shots of Syrian and Australian troops watching horse races at Beirut. Shots of the horses, jockeys and activities at the track. Trucks towing 25 pounder field guns down the road. Marching band and troops march with rifles. Tug of war in progress. Motor cyclists performs stunt with a 'wooden wall'. Padre serving Christmas dinner at 7 Division HQ. Various shots of the dinner. The camp commandant Captain Miller eating a chicken leg. Bren gun carriers move slowly down a road with snow covered mountains in the background. A parade led by a marching band moves down the road.

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