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    Rome, Italy: Air V Comet cruising above clouds. Closer V Ditto. Air V Show covered Alps. SCU Captain Brentnall indicating sights. Air V Italian countryside. GV King Victor Emmanuel Memorial. GV Ruins of the Forum. LV Comet continues journey flying thru cloud. Air V Comet cruising above cloud. SV Air Hostess serving breakfast. CU Passenger cutting food. Air V Comet flying.



    Entebbe, Uganda, Central Africa: Travel Shot Comet landing at Entebbe, Uganda, Central Africa. LV Control Tower at Entebbe. LV Comet being serviced in pouring rain. CU Ditto.



    Victoria Falls, North Rhodesia, S. Africa: LV Natives digging on shore of Lake Victoria. SV Pan Women natives. SV Passengers looking at huge anthill. CU Native on guard over Comet. SV Door of Comet closing. Air V Comet flying above cloud. SV Passenger in aircraft balancing cigarettes and coins on table. CU Ditto. CU Another passenger balancing cards on table. Air V Victoria Falls. Another V Ditto. CU Air brakes. CU Pilot's hands on controls as aircraft lands at Livingstone. Pan shot Water rushing over Falls.



    Johannesburg, S. Africa: Air Shot Gold fields of Africa. CU Navigator at work. Air V Flying over Jo'Burg. Pan shot, Comet landing at Palmietfontein Field, Johannesburg. SV Airfield control tower etc., SV Rolls Royce Engine expert pointing out Jets to South Africans. TV Skyscrapers of Jo'burg. Pan Shot Buildings to trams in streets of Jo'burg. GV Comet on tarmac. SV Comet on tarmac being refuelled and serviced.



    GOOD SCENES: LV Comet taxi-ing towards & past for landing. GV Front of building marked 'PALMIETFONTEIN TEMPORARY AIRPORT, MAIN ENTRANCE' SV Passengers down plane gangway. SV Air Staff handling luggage on ground beneath plane wing. GV Comet on tarmac after landing.



    Livingstone, S. Africa: CU Pilot's hands on controls as aircraft lands at Livingstone. LV Tarmac marshal signals plane to parking position. SV Statue of Livingstone.



    ENGLAND: GO BY COMET! LONDON-S. AFRICA UNDER 24 HOURS! Vivid pictures illustrate route to be followed by Comet Air Service between London and Johannesburg. Heath Row, London, England LV Comet speeding down runway for take off-at London Airport. BV Comet takes off. Int. V Crew at controls.



    Aviation; Great Britain




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    GOOD SCENES: NEG. PATH, & ABRAHAMS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DLCGRY7GWMH2OEEJJ7E4P9VS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DLCGRY7GWMH2OEEJJ7E4P9VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1952
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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