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    Item title reads - Troops to Africa.

    Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland). M/S as soldiers from the 32nd Battalion march along past platform holding Premier Sean Lemass and other dignitaries. M/S as they march past General Post Office. M/S of them marching around. L/S huge crowds jostling. M/S airfield. M/S as they board plane to take them to the Congo where they are joining other United Nations forces. M/S people watching. M/S plane taxiing.

    Intertitle - 'Lyneham', Wiltshire. M/S's British troops in ranks at Lyneham airport waiting to embark for Kenya. M/S pan up some of the soldiers. C/U soldier with sten gun. C/U's of the men. C/U officer doing roll-call. C/U the list. M/S other soldiers who are going on the next flight relaxing on the aerodrome C/U one of the soldiers looking at photograph. M/S others playing cards. M/S of the aircraft with soldiers embarking. C/U Sergeant detailing men for the aircraft. L/S men embarking. C/U Major General Harrington and Brigadier Jackson watching. M/S as aircraft takes off.

    Intertitle - 'Bulawayo' (Southern Rhodesia). M/S's troops in Bulawayo. Camera pans across shops with broken windows. M/S one of the windows. M/S of a burnt building which belonged to the Bantu press, C/U one of the windows. M/S fire engines going past camera. M/S people watching. M/S Police Land Rover going past camera. M/S burnt out van which is on its side. M/S looking under the bonnet which is gaping open. M/S pan across another burnt out vehicle. M/S soldier coming out of a building. M/S people and soldiers. M/S small boy. C/U woman, camera pans down to small child. M/S soldiers patrolling and people milling about. C/U soldier, M/S others in street with truncheons and shields.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:05:00 / 02:00:41:00
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    Congo Kenya 60's African material, 1950-70 Ireland & the U.N.
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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