• Short Summary

    INTO DOUALA, THE STEAMY BUSTLING PORT OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC, EACH WEEK FLY FRENCH BUSINESSMEN SEEKING TRADE AND MARKETS IN THEIR FORMER TRUST TERRITORY.

  • Description

    DOUALA, CAMEROON REPUBLIC (RECENT) (REUTERS)
    DOUALA
    DOUALA AIRPORT
    RADAR AERIAL
    AIRCRAFT
    SECONDARY MODERN SCHOOL
    MODERN HOTEL
    HOSPITAL
    GOVERNMENT PALACE
    HOTEL
    PAN ALONG SHOPS
    VARIOUS DOULA MARKET
    WOMAN CARRYING BASKET ON HEAD
    CHILD ON WOMAN'S BACK
    VARIOUS STALLS IN MARKET
    TOLL BRIDGE
    RIVER PAN TO WOMEN WASHING CLOTHES ON RIVER BANK
    MEN IN CANOE
    BRIDGE
    SHIP ENTERS HARBOUR
    QUAYSIDE
    SIGN SAYING 'YAOUNDE'
    TRACKING SHOT FROM VEHICLE PAST HOUSES
    SHIP AT SEA
    Background: INTO DOUALA, THE STEAMY BUSTLING PORT OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC, EACH WEEK FLY FRENCH BUSINESSMEN SEEKING TRADE AND MARKETS IN THEIR FORMER TRUST TERRITORY. THEY SELL SECONDARY PRODUCTS, SUCH AS MACHINERY, METALWARE, FURNITURE, AND, IN RETURN, BOOST CAMEROUN'S EXPORTS OF COCOA, COFFEE, COTTON, BANANAS AND GROUNDNUTS.
    DOUALA NESTLES ON THE GULF OF GUINEA IN WEST AFRICA. LOOKING WESTWARDS, THE VIEW IS FILLED BY THE RISING HULK OF THE CAMEROONS MOUNTAIN, AN ACTIVE VOLCANO 13,350 FEET HIGH, THE SPRAWLING SLOPES OF WHICH COVER AN AREA OF SOME 400 SQ. MILES. WOODED MOUNTAINS STRETCH NORTH IN A CRENELLATED CHAIN ALONG THE FORMER FRINTIER OF THE EX-BRITISH CAMEROONS, NOW MERGED WITH THE REPUBLIC. THE HILLS WERE ONCE A HAUNT FOR TERRORISTS REBELLING AGAINST "IMPERIALISM".
    DOUALA IS A CITY OF CONTRASTS. WITHIN A STONE'S THROW OF A MODERN HOTEL, HOSPITAL AND SHOPS, YOU CAN SEE WOMEN WASHING CLOTHES IN THE RIVER, MEN CARRYING GOODS IN PRIMITIVE CANOES; WOMEN BALANCING GOODS ON THEIR HEADS.
    THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC, DOUALA HAS A POPULATION OF 125,000, INCLUDING 5,000 EUROPEANS WHO DO MOST OF THE "ADVISING".
    THE CAMEROUN FEDERAL REPUBLIC CAME INTO BEING IN OCTOBER, 1961, WHEN THE FORMER BRITISH CAMEROONS JOINED THE FORMER FRENCH TRUST TERRITORY. THE BRITISH CAMEROONIANS EARLIER VOTED TO JOIN THEIR EASTERN NEIGHBOURS RATHER THAN JOIN NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RZ9KFFXJ0HSSZ5O53HJPQTFE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RZ9KFFXJ0HSSZ5O53HJPQTFE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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