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    BUCA, SOUTHERN CAMEROON (MAY 17, 1958) (REUTERS)
    Inside Secretariat, Buca - "Berlin" nameplate on safe door
    Bismarck on Buca fountain (to emphasise remnants of German influence still remain,
    Cameroons was German colony until First World War)
    Victories, picturesque small port of Cameroons - pan along islands in bay.
    Cut-in, kids bathing.
    Victories sea front.
    Cameroons mountain, 15,555 ft. (dominates southern part of British Cameroons; north of Equator, but snow-capped for part of year. Buen, administrative capital is 3000 ft. high on side of mountain)
    Commissioner's residence, still known as the Schloss, built by first German governor as replica of Bavarian royal hunting-lodge.
    Dr. E.M.L. Endeley, Leader of Government Business in Southern Cameroons and new Prime Minister, enters car.
    Endeley's car drives off from his house to give Commissioner of his new cabinet.
    Endeley arrives at Schloss, ushered in by steward.
    Int. study in Schloss, Endeley and Commissioner, Mr. J.O. Field; endeley hands over list of new Ministers.
    Commissioner.
    Endeley.
    Endeley and Commissioner talk in Schloss garden
    Endeley, Commissioner
    Endeley broadcasts from Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation studio in Buca; 1st take, he looked at camera; 2nd take; end of roll' so both takes inconveniently short.
    Loading of bananas on to train; bananas are chief export of Cameroons, which is relatively poor territory otherwise. Banana plantations run by Government- sponsored Cameroons Development Corp.
    Endeley speaks to supporters (his party - Kamerun National Congress. Stresses need for European help for long time to come, but mentions obstructive attitude of some British Govt. officials).
    Old man fires off antiquated muzzle-loader to salute Endeley.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9A4ZNP2VN0IW0WWHQO1L9L3S7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A4ZNP2VN0IW0WWHQO1L9L3S7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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