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Summary: Views of the Mosque of Omar in Jerusalem guarded by Indian troops, Palestine Front, 1917.
Description: A pan over the Mosque of Omar taken from the front of the Mosque of El Aska, followed by a view of the courtyard of the Mosque of Omar. Two Indian Infantry regiments, one of them probably 58th (Vaughan's) Rifles, are seen changing guard at the Mosque. According to the caption "the Mosque is guarded by British Indian troops all of whom are Mohammedans".
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: Indian Army, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force) (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, Indian - customary: changing of the guard (object name)
buildings, Palestinian - religious: mosque (object name)
Turkey & Jerusalem, Palestine <Mosque of Omar> (geography)
propaganda, British (concept)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 194 ft; Running time: 4 mins
Notes: Title: this is taken from the shotsheet.
Intertitles: these are all flashframes.
Summary: see also IWM 45.