Item title reads - Portsmouth-Johannesburg air race, competitors leave at dawn.
M/S of some of the men who are to take part in the air race, they are playing with miniature models of their aeroplanes, they all throw them through the air then retrieve them. M/S of the line up - D. W. Llewellyn, C. F. Hughesden, Major A. M. Miller, Jack Bagshaw, Giles Guthrie, C. G. M. Allington. M/S of South Africans Victor Smith and S. S. Halles (?). The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth makes a speech wishing them all luck. M/S as they taxi in their 'planes.
M/S of Belgrade aerodrome. L/S of Cairo. L/S of the Valley of the Kings at Luxor, L/S Libyan desert and Khartoum. L/S of Johannesburg. All these shots are taken from the air.
note: the picture is missing from 01:25:16 to 01:25:48.