PERSONAL RECORD. LAUGESEN, CAPTAIN NORMAN. [HELWAN TO CAIRO]

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Filmed by Captain Norman Laugesen (Divisional Signals) while serving with the 2nd NZ Division in the North African campaign during the Second World War.

Intertitle: “Helwah to Cairo - the engine driver was keen to help so he blew the whistle all the way!”
Driver in cab of train. Rural scenes. Arrival in Cairo. Bab-el Louk Station. “Random Shots”. Various scenes around the city. “Cairo - the Turf Club” . “Cairo - the NZ Forces Club”, etc.
Elevated views of the city.
Ships in Suez Canal, troops on road (Signal Corp?). Bombed buildings. Memorial for Indian soldiers of the First World War. Rural scenes. Woman collecting water etc. Encapment during sand storm. Travelling across desert.

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Year 1945

Reference number F87063

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:33:10

Credits Photography: Norman Laugesen

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