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ITN Roving Report: Libyan Journey

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A visit to the desert around Benghazi and Tripoli. Country has apparently undergone little change since the Second World War, apart from becoming a kingdom under Idris I. Reporter visits Benghazi and sees Rommel's former HQ and the Victory Gate. T...

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Tripoli:
Reporter disembarking from plane
Sign 'Idris Airport'

Benghazi:
Various street scenes with horses and carts along in street
Victory Cafe
Hotel which was Rommel's former HQ
Reporter outs...

Tripoli:
Reporter disembarking from plane
Sign 'Idris Airport'

Benghazi:
Various street scenes with horses and carts along in street
Victory Cafe
Hotel which was Rommel's former HQ
Reporter outside hotel
Yachts sailing offshore
Bikini-clad women watching
Holidaymakers on beach
Seafront with road beside

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Reporter lighting cigarette as standing on desert road in front of 'Tobruk' sign
Reporter looking at rusty relics of the 8th army
Reporter into landrover and drives off into desert
Camel train alon...

Reporter lighting cigarette as standing on desert road in front of 'Tobruk' sign
Reporter looking at rusty relics of the 8th army
Reporter into landrover and drives off into desert
Camel train along
Herd of goats sitting and standing in desert
Goat kid suckling from mother

Reporter up to desert tent dwelling
Reporter sitting chatting to occupants
Desert dweller gving reporter cup of tea

British soldiers from signals unit (who are still stationed in the desert) pouring out tea
Soldier doling out cup of tea to reporter
Soldiers sitting in back of landrover
Various shots of soldiers setting up camp
Soldier shaving

Reporter's landrover along on bumpy desert road

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Various shots of BP Oil rig in desert
Drill at work
Water tankers filling barrel at drilling site
Workers tipping sack of Fuller's earth into well
Mud flowing in container (the mud is pumped down i...

Various shots of BP Oil rig in desert
Drill at work
Water tankers filling barrel at drilling site
Workers tipping sack of Fuller's earth into well
Mud flowing in container (the mud is pumped down inside the drill and brings up the loose rock and earth)
Drilling equipment
'Nodding donkey' drill at work
Workers manoeuvring drill pipe
Drill pipe being lowered into shaft

Various shots of farmer hand ploughing with camel
Farmers arriving for market day
Farmers milling around
Two farmers standing with sheep
Reporter looking at sheep
Two farmers struggling with difficult camel

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TRACKING SHOTS along road to Tripoli, passing date palm and olive trees

GV Tripoli Castle (now a museum)
Street scenes
Man preparing fishing net in street
Man fishing from pier
Statue (erected by Mussolini to commemorate the founding of the Roman empire in Libya)
Seafront area in Tripoli
Modern imposing buildings in capital
GV Parliament building (which used to be a Sergeants' mess)
GV Palace of the Italian Governor of Libya (which now belongs to King Idris I)
GV Waterfront road

GVs Victory parade commemorating the defeat of Italian rule

GVs in military cemetery
Gravestones of WWII soldiers
Reporter looking at gravestones

GVs of Roman theatre at Sabratha
Seats in auditorium
Reporter sitting in auditorium
Classical decorative carvings of the Three Graces
Reporter looking around stage
PAN ruins of Sabratha
Archaeologists uncovering remains of the ruins
Reporter looking at ornate mosaic floor in Roman villa
Reporter looking at section of pillar engraved 'Caesar Imperato'

Trucks along on desert road

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