Kitwe was last week upgraded to city status -- the only other city in Zambia with Lusaka.
Pan from of the Zambia Rifles (green, black, red) to that of Zambia (green, with orange, black and red emblem) to that of the City of Kitwe (Blue and yellow, with copper symbols in copper).
Soldier at attention, pan to regimental band approaching.
Band turns and marches off
Crowd watching, enter from right and marching on men of the 6th Btn.
6th Btn. marching
A Zambia Rifles shoulder flash
Soldier at attention. From behind him comes the Mayor of Kitwe, Councillor Kalyati, accompanied by the town clerk (in wig and black robe) and Lt. Col. J. McL. Arnott, commanding officer.
Mayor inspects the battalion
Ditto, with a line of the men in foreground
The councillors of Kitwe (in dark blue robes) watch.
Camera crew of Television Zambia on top of building.
Children sitting on pavement watch
Mayor addresses regiment before presenting the freedom
GV ditto, with men drawn up before rostrum
Mayor hands over scroll containing the freedom to Lt. Col. Arnott.
THIS LAST SCENE IS RIGHT AT THE END OF THE ROLL. THE FILM WAS PLACED IN CAN IN COMPLETE DARKNESS.
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Background: Kitwe was last week upgraded to city status -- the only other city in Zambia with Lusaka. These was no official ceremony to mark to new status but this event is the first that the new city has performed. A pamphlet on Kitwe, the 6th Batallion and the ceremony is enclosed. As this is the second of my tests in colour, would you please give a detailed report on its quality. It was shot, using a Wratten 85 filter, at a film speed of 32 ASA. Would you also tell me if it is possible to make black-and-white copies from this already-low-contrast film. Thanks