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    Item title reads - With the Prince in Africa. Pathe Gazette presents first pictures brought by special courier. Sierra Leone, Africa.

    Intertitle - 'Arrival at Freetown - the capital.' L/S as the royal car drives along the street and Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, waves and salutes to watching crowds. L/S as they get out of the car and walk up the steps to a large building, possibly a town hall, where he stands on the balcony and salutes.

    Intertitle - 'Greets the Paramount Chiefs.' L/S of the Prince talking to the Chiefs, M/S as someone sits in a hammock and others stand around, the camera pans across them. M/S as they play the xylophone. M/S of people standing around waiting to meet him.

    Intertitle - 'Inspects girl guides and boy scouts.' Various shots as he walks along the lines of guides and scouts, he inspects them, they do the scouting salute. He talks to a lady and looks at a big mushroom shaped model.

    Intertitle - ' - and thoroughly enjoys performances of Devil Dancers, acrobats, and snake charmers.' M/S of a man swinging in ropes, another stands below him and handles snakes with a stick. M/S of the royal party, the Prince laughs. M/S of an African man dressed in a grass costume and large mask, he waves the Union Jack, others stand with him. M/S of ladies dancing. M/S of a lady in a fancy costume with beads round the bottom coming up and dancing in front of the Prince, she puts a hat on. Various shots as she dances for him.

    Note: this item is yellow tinted.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:44:00 / 01:23:09:00
    G 1186
    Sort Number:
    G 1186
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration
    Royal Tour in Africa safari Royals Karen Blixen
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