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    SOUTH AFRICA LOOKS TO HER DEFENCES (Exclusive Paramount photo report by Maurice Ford) / Comprehensive story from Union of South Africa shows new coastal defences and big shipments of warplanes arriving.

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    ***SHOTLIST INTENDED AS A GUIDE ONLY***

    VARIOUS, SOUTH AFRICA

    Cape Town, S. Africa: GV. Cape Town and Table Mountain across harbour from boat. TV. Pan of cases containing American planes. Angle shot of men breaking case open. CU. Men breaking open case. GV. Crane pulling roof of case away. Pan from SV. Plane being hauled on crane to CU. Track shot past fighter type of plane. SV. Wheel comes down under fuselage. SV. Men wheeling plane into hangar pan to more cases. LV. Crane hauling bomber. GV. Pan from cases to planes lined up on field. GV. Pan planes lined up. GV. Coastline across water. LV. 2 Large coastal guns. SV. & Side V. same two guns. TV. Showing girls in class at gunnery school. SV. Instructor and miniature target. Pan showing girls using various telescopes etc. CU. Girl looking through telescope. CU. Miniature target. GV. (Ext.) Girls running to parade and lining up. GV. Girls lined up. Angle shot of Girls in line. LV. Girls running to man guns. CU. Girls running down steps towards. STV. Girls into doorway to underground observation post.

    LV. Showing girls through trap doorway into underground post and down wall ladder. (Int:) SV. Observation post. CU. Man looking through telescope and calling out. STV. Underground plotting room. CU. Girl working instrument. CU. Another girl working instrument. SV. & CU. Girls turning handles on table. CU. Indicator (metre). CU. Numerals on machine. LV. Men loading gun. CU. Shell (Ext. scenes) rising on automatic 'lifter' to gun. LV. Men pushing shell into barrel. Angle shot closing breach. LV. Gun firing. SV. Other gun firing. (All these scenes of coastal guns are of the same two guns). GV. Table Mountain and boat in harbour, signal light flashing. SV. Pan Naval boat. CU. Ensign on boat pan down to boat. TV. Men preparing gun for target practice at bow of ship. CU. Loading gun and closing breach. STV. Gun firing. CU. Men ranging gun. STV. Gun fires pan up to shell bursting. CU. Gun firing and shell bursting. Shot of balloon being released as target pan to men with machine gun. CU. Firing machine gun.

    GV. S. African sailors parading in Cape Town. LV. Pan sailors on parade. CU. Sailors in parade. CU. Sailors parading past camera. GV. Parade down street lead by band. CU. Commander J.A.W. Tothill. D.S.C.R.N. Track shot of sailors in parade towards.
    Background: SOUTH AFRICA LOOKS TO HER DEFENCES (Exclusive Paramount photo report by Maurice Ford) / Comprehensive story from Union of South Africa shows new coastal defences and big shipments of warplanes arriving. Naval parade through Cape Town.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA85QTT56IINXWRA7A6MFR26URW
    Media URN:
    VLVA85QTT56IINXWRA7A6MFR26URW
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa shows new coastal defences and big shipments of warplanes arriving / Naval parade through Cape Town

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