King Opens Colonial Month 1949

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    Full title reads: "King Opens Colonial Month".

    Church House, London.

    GV Exterior of Church House, Westminster with Union Jacks flying. Angle shot 'Colonial Office' over doorway. SV Gold Coast police lined up outside. CU Gold Coast police type. SV Colonial types in crowd waving. Interior, looking through doorway of King and Queen arriving at entrance. CU Shahidah, 4 1/2-year-old Malayan, daughter of Inche Abdul Hajid of Malaya. SV Interior Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and King George VI walk up steps and Queen is presented with bouquet by Shahidah. SV Colonial boy scouts looking on. SV Pan Queen and King past camera. CU Colonial boy scout with twinkling eye. LV King and Queen with Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice, and Clement Attlee onto platform. CU King and Queen. SV Audience watching. SV King at stand preparing to make speech. 'It gives me much pleasure to know that during this month the people of London and her visitors from other parts of the United Kingdom will have every chance of learning more about their fellow citizens in the colonial territories. It is a matter of much satisfaction to me that so many organisations of different kinds are generously co-operating in this venture'. CU Colonial VIPs in audience watching. LV Mr A Farrah of British Somaliland being presented to the King and Queen. SV His Highness Raja Idris, Raja Muda of Perak. SV Miss Florence Peters, a student from Gambia, shaking hands with the King and Queen.

    Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. GV Aerial view of the island of Lagos, gateway to Nigeria. Nearer shot ditto showing harbour and shipping. LV Natives carrying sacks on heads. LV Natives carrying sacks of cocoa along quayside. LV Kano, Northern Nigeria with palm trees in background. SV African people working with skins. CU African boys. VS Girls picking coffee beans from tree and placing them into bowl on head. SV Bulldozer pushing down trees and shrubs in groundnut area. SV African men watching. SV Native pulling up root of groundnuts. CU Groundnuts. GV Mass of sacks containing groundnuts piled into pyramid.

    Malaya. GV Natives panning for tin in river bed. CU Native sluicing tin and pouring contents into pouch. SV Men washing tin in river bed. Travel shot along rubber plantation. CU Native cutting tree. CU Tapping tree and fixing cup.

    East Africa. LV Animals grazing. LV Animals grazing. CU African boy feeding animals. LV Kilimanjaro mountain with animals in foreground. Pictorial shot of Kilimanjaro.

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