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ITN Roving Report: Lebanese Holiday

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Report on Lebanon with a look at the city of Beirut, the beautiful scenery and the famous Roman ruins at Baalbek.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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LEBANON: Beirut:
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LEBANON: Beirut:
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Opening titles (captions) over view over the rooftops of Beirut

View of coastline

Baalbek:
Roman temple ruins

Beirut:
Busy main street with line of palm trees down the centre / modern blocks of flats and hotels / People in street as car reverses ito parking space / jetty into the Mediterranean Sea and buildings along coastline / people sunbathing sitting in chairs / crowd of people on pontoon in the sea / man and woman with child in rubber ring / speedboat along and man water skiing / young people on small motorised yacht / small sailing dinghies along at sea / small boats moored by harbour wall with city in the background / larger cargo and other boats by quayside

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Reporter Nigel Ryan out of building, into car and away

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Reporter Nigel Ryan out of building, into car and away

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View through windscreen of moving vehicle as along long straight road with pylons and wire fencing on one side

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Car along

Tabarja:
Waterfront house belonging to British artist in fishing village / Reporter walking along to house owned by British artist John Carsgall (phon) and goes in through front door

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Reporter shakes hands with Carsgall (Ph)

John Carsgall (British artist) interview SOT
- Explains why he settled there / is stopping teaching and will have an exhibition in London / talks about h...

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Reporter shakes hands with Carsgall (Ph)

John Carsgall (British artist) interview SOT
- Explains why he settled there / is stopping teaching and will have an exhibition in London / talks about his abstract toys and shows examples / lives on his own but friends visit / uses the buses / is not lonely / the fisherment are now friendly

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Toy demonstrated

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Reporter and Carsgall (Ph) across to balcony

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Reporter and Carsgall (Ph) across to balcony

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Reporter and Carsgall (ph) looking at the view from his balcony

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Lebanon Mountains which form the backbone of the country / terra...

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Lebanon Mountains which form the backbone of the country / terraced farmed mountainsides on valley slopes and village in the valley overlooked by a rocky mountain ridge / steel cable of chair lift / chair lift being used in the summer for tourists / man in short sleeve shirt and sunglasses along on ski lift chair / man in Arab dress on chair lift / view from ski lift as along of rocky slopes below / reporter from ski lift chair as reaches the top / view of slopes and valley below with copse of Lebanon cedars

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Hand using chisel to carve into cross section of wood / man carving / finished carvings

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Reporter picks up carving and looks at it, sniffs it and puts it down again / terraced slopes, mountain sides and village deep in the valley / altimeter showing height above sea level of over 4000 feet

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Baalbek:
Town on hillside amongst trees / reporter along through...

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Baalbek:
Town on hillside amongst trees / reporter along through entrance to Roman ruins and up steps with tall columns on either side / views of ruins / artists drawing of how the complete Roman Temple complex looked / columns which are all that remains of the Temple of Jupiter / steps leading to the Temple / ruins / stone with carving of the God of the Valley / frieze of carved figures on arched section of stone / carved face / reporter reaching up to touch large carved lions head / carved lions head with open mouth to let out rainwater / columns of the Temple / bottom of huge column with reporter looking small standing beside looking up / view from top of the 100 feet high columns of the Temple down to temple site ruins / ruins of the Temple of Bacchus / single block of stone which is 75 feet long, 12 feet high and 15 feet across / temple ruins

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Local guide interview SOT
- Says the huge stone blocks were probably moved by some kind of block and tackle used by the Egyptians / would have taken 250 years to build / ten generations of slaves died...

Local guide interview SOT
- Says the huge stone blocks were probably moved by some kind of block and tackle used by the Egyptians / would have taken 250 years to build / ten generations of slaves died while the temples were being built

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Roman ruins in background with man along with laden donkey in the foreground

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Reporter sitting in car as along / view through windscreen of long straight empty road ahead with small trees on either side

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Car along and past to back view as crosses the Dog River (Nahr-el-Kalb) Bridge / memorial stone with inscriptions of past conquerors / inscriptions / sign for 'Grote de Jiita' - the caves of Jiita / reporter along through arched entrance towards and into caves

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Views of caves with stalactites / views from boat gliding on underground lake past small smoking lights / cave walls / reporter / cave walls with views of formations of stalagmites and stalactites

Beirut:
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Neon signs / entrance to the modern casino

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Entrance hallway and wide staircase / reporter up the stairs talking to man / girl in white shimmering beaded long dress and shoulder straps dancing / reporter watching as smoking cigarette / man and woman sitting at table watching / dancing girls in fur edged costumes performing

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