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    Footage of the British royal family arriving in South Africa. Includes scenes aboard the battleship?

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    Shot 18 seafires flying overhead. SV King Queen on bridge. SV showing H.M.S. Nigeria closely alongside Vanguard. SCU King Queen on Bridge. Bow shot approaching Table mountain. SV Royal Family on bridge on Vanguard.

    GOOD SCENES. LV the Richelieu and two GV's. SV French flag on mast. Elev. shot of guns on bow and flag flying. Angle shot of bridge. SV anti air craft gun swinging round. GV of superstructure of Richelie. SV of two French sailors. SV of Richelieu. SV of two French sailors. with anti aircraft gun. CU French sailors. type. LV of French sailors with right anti aircraft gun. Angle shot of bridge. SV sailors lined up on deck. SV Captain looking at compass. Shot of bows of battleship. GV Naval Vessel at sea. TV of anti aircraft gun swings on deck. GV sloop at sea signalling. SV French sailors on deck. Elev. V anti air craft gun swinging. SV Naval officer signalling with lamp. GV of ship signalling at sea. Shot anti aircraft gun pointing out to sea.

    Cape Town, Africa: SV Captain Rear Adm. W.G. Agnew, showing Table Mountain. SBV King Queen and Princesses on bridge waving pan to crowd on quayside. Shot crowd in f-g. cheering Vanguard entering Harbour LV Vanguard into harbour Table Mountain in b-g. GV showing Vanguard in harbour Table Mountain in b-g. LV Vanguard in harbour. LV Vanguard coming alongside quayside. SV flags being dressed on ship. SV flags dressed, sailors pulling on rope. LV Royal Family down gangway - and shaking hands with Van Zyl and Gen Smuts. SV crowd shot people cheering. SV King Queen into car at Quayside. LV pan car drive off from quayside.

    Travel shot down long road lined with troops mountains in b-g. approaching. Travel shot past cheering people on pavement. GV Travel shot driving thru main street in Cape Town. Close shot past cheering crowds on decorated bldg. GBV Royal cars driving thru main streets. Angle shot crowds waving from b-g. LV Royal cars arriving at Royal Pavillion in city. SV Royal party being greeted. GTV massed crowds surrounding Royal Pavillion. SV Royal Family seated on platform. LV crowds waiting for King's speech. SV types in crowd. SV another group with types including Negress. GV King speaking on Daus. SV King speaking NAT.SD. SCU King speaking end of speech and applause NAT.SD. GV garden party in progress at westbrooke Mountain in b-g, LV fashionable people walking about garden. SV three girls in Long frocks walking towards. SV Fashionable couple walking towards man in grey topper. SV two girls in long frocks walking towards accompanied by Naval officer in centre. SV pan thru girls in long frocks walking past. GV Garden party in progress. LV King Queen talking to people in garden. STV ditto. SV Royal family walking towards in garden. SV types looking on. LV Royal Family down steps in garden of Gov. House. CU King Queen past camera pan to two Princesses past. LV Royal Family posing in front of Gov. House. CU King Queen, King in white Naval uniform.


    GV Cape Town Table Mountain in b-g. SV King and Queen talking to men. CU ditto.



    "It was here at the foot of Table Mountain that the door of South Africa was opened, it was from your province of the Cape that civilization was far carried into the vast dark places of the Hinterland, by untiring determination of your God fearing forefathers." SCU KING SPEAKING We thank you again for you greeting and with to convey our good wishes to all your people."

    Royalty; King George VI of Great Britain (1936-52), Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, the Queen Mother (1900- ), Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain (b. 1926, reigned 1952- ), Princess Margaret (Rose) of Great Britain, Countess of Snowdon (b. 1930), Personalities - Politicians; Military - Active; Social Events; Ceremonies - Miscellaneous; Jan Christian Smuts (1870-1950), G B van Zyl; British Empire
    Background: Footage of the British royal family arriving in South Africa. Includes scenes aboard the battleship 'Vanguard' of Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret joining in deck games and taking part in Neptune ceremonies when crossing the Equator.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    Available on request
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    Africa Acclaims the King: First pictures arrival of Royal Family in South Africa. Graphic dispatch includes intimate scenes aboard battleship Vanguard. Princesses join in deck games and Neptune ceremonies when crossing the line

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