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Along The Life-Line of the British Empire: Suez-Malta-Gibraltar
Description: A trip via ocean liner from the Suez Canal to Gibraltar
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Clip #: AD-64-1
Length: 10:39
Year: 1933
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Africa
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
(The Screen Traveler) presents: 'Along the Life-Line of the British Empire - Suez, Malta, Gibraltar. Photographed & recorded by The Screen Traveler. Script Collaborator, Paul Devlin." Suez Canal, Egypt Sailboat on canal. View behind ship bow window on Suez Canal. Man on bow looking at view through binoculars. VS from deck of sailing ships & ocean liners on canal. Ship POV of ocean liner being pulled along canal. Passengers on deck watching as ocean liner goes past. 01:01:39:02 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Suez Canal, Egypt HA ship POV people on banks of canal. View from ship of signal stations along banks of canal. Shadow of ship on desert sands. View from ship of caravan of camels on banks of canal. VS view from ship of WWI memorial (Suez Canal Defense Monument). Fast speed view from ship deck on Suez Canal. View from ship of railroad train running along canal & Lake Manzala. 01:03:15:25 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Port Said, Egypt VS ship deck views entering Port Said harbor. Passengers on deck looking out as ship passes through harbor. VS deck views of buildings along waterfront including Suez Canal Company, Port of Administration, Custom House, & American Consulate. HA floating gangplank attached to dock. Passengers departing ocean liner on gangplank. VS Egyptian peddlers on rowboats soliciting tourists at dock. Ship POV past Ferdinand de Lesseps statue. 01:04:41:21 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Valletta, Malta VS Valletta cityscape along waterfront & harbor. Passengers departing ship onto dock. Fortified city walls. Religious statue. Pedestrians & horse-drawn carriages passing through King's Gate. VS pedestrians & traffic on Strada Reale (now Republic Street). Maltese women in traditional clothing w/ black headdresses / capes (traditional culture, traditional dress, native dress). HA views of Valletta Grand Harbour & Fort St Angelo from bastion. HA Marsamxett Harbour from bastion. 01:06:09:08 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Valletta, Malta Shepherd walking w/ herd of goats on street. Shepherd milking goat into cup. HA close together houses on narrow street. Boy taking cup which is lowered from high window. Boy milking goat into cup. CU face of goat wearing muzzle. Boy putting cup into canister, which is raised back into window. (European culture, traditional culture) Children w/ goats on street. Pedestrians on busy street. 01:07:14:15 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Gibraltar View from ocean liner of Rock of Gibraltar. LA Rock of Gibraltar w/ palm tree in FG. VS PAN Gibraltar cityscape & harbor. Sailors walking on street. Traffic passing under Watergate (Water Gate). Row of horse-drawn carriages lined up along street. VS busy Waterport Street (street scenes). 01:09:08:04 w/ Sound b/w 1933 Gibraltar VS curios for sale. Street vendor selling flowers. Men filling barrels at water tap. Barbary Macaques (Barbary apes, monkeys) Soldiers marching outside Watergate. Formation of sailors turning in attention & marching through streets. MS Rock of Gibraltar. Title card: "The End: A Screen Traveler Picture."


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