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  • Description

    Title reads: "Springboks in Abyssinia".

    Abyssinia (aka Ethiopia).

    L/S of bomber taxiing across a grass airfield. Various shots of General Sir Archibald Wavell of British Army being greeted by General Brink of South African Army and General C Cunningham, Commander in Chief of the East African Forces* in front the grounded aeroplane. Various shots of Wavell, Brink and Cunningham looking out over typical African plains.

    Various shots of a convoy of armoured cars and lorries moving along a road through East African bush. Various C/Us of South African troops. Various shots of men shaving and washing at the side of a road. Various shots of Generals entering a captured fort. M/S of regimental flag being raised inside fortress to sound of bagpipes. C/U of General Wavell looking upwards, pan to the regimental flag.

    * his brother is Admiral Cunningham, referred to by narrator as "Navy Wop Beater".

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38688
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1111.49
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:01:00 / 01:55:56:00
    Canister:
    41/30
    Sort Number:
    41/030
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Ethiopia in WW2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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