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Jaffa scenes

Street scenes in El Mejedel after the capture of Jaffa on 16 November 1917, by the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment, New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade and ANZAC Mounted division. A shot of the town hall clock shows that filming had occurred within half an hour of its capture. Members of a New Zealand troop, with their tethered horses, relax on the outskirts of the town. They are cleaning up, smoking and enjoying a drink in the shade after a week of hard riding and heavy fighting.

Year:1917

Location:Jaffa, Palestine

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Jaffa scenes

Street scenes in El Mejedel after the capture of Jaffa on 16 November 1917, by the Wellington Mounted Rifle Regiment, New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade and ANZAC Mounted division. A shot of the town hall clock shows that filming had occurred within half an hour of its capture. Members of a New Zealand troop, with their tethered horses, relax on the outskirts of the town. They are cleaning up, smoking and enjoying a drink in the shade after a week of hard riding and heavy fighting.


Year: 1917

Length: 1:04

Production Company: War Office Cinema Committee, Topical Film Company

Credits: Camera: Harold Jeapes

Source: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Catalogue Reference: El Mejdel, Jaffa and West Country Troops


Location: Jaffa, Palestine

Tags: Jaffa, NZ Mounted Rifles

Subject: World War 1914-1916, New Zealand, Jaffa, NZ Mounted Rifles, Palestine