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Title:CROSSING OF THE AUJA, MULEBBIS, GUNS NEAR JERUSALEM [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 16
Summary: I. The bridging of the Auja River north of Jaffa by 52nd (Lowland) Division, Palestine Front, 20 December 1917.
II. The Jewish settlement at Mulebbis on the day after it was first occupied by British troops, Palestine Front, 23 December 1917.
III. British positions north-east of Jerusalem, Palestine Front, 24 December 1917.
Description: I. The film follows the construction of the bridge by the divisional sappers from first start in the early morning mists to completion and the first ammunition mules making the crossing.
II. A captured German 77mm field gun is used to shell Turkish positions north of Jerusalem. Further towards Jericho 'A' and 'B' Batteries of CCLXVII Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of 53rd (Welsh) Division, are shelling the Turkish positions.
Production Details: War Office Cinema Committee (Production sponsor)
Topical Film Company (Production company)
Jeapes, Harold (Production individual)
Hurley, Frank1885-10-151962-01-16Australian photographer (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 52 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 53 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, RFA & Bde 267 (regiment/service)