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.
LV. Island off S. African coast. GV. Girls in classroom of gunnery school. SV. Soldier blowing smoke through base of miniature target. GV. Miniature target showing puffs of smoke. TV. Girls lined up (Ext.) and dismissed, pan to girls running to man guns. LV. Girls running down steps to Observation Post. SV. Girls running down steps. TV. Girls through into post. STV. & BV. Girls manning view finder. SV. Pan girls watching. SV. Officer demonstrating gun breach to girls. CU. Officer working gun sights. GV. (EXT.) Girls leading along barrel of coastal gun, with cat. SV. Girls leaning on gun. GV. Large gun lowered. 2 GV's big gun swings round. SCU. Angle shot of woman officer shouting order pan to coastal gun pan back to officer pan to another gun. BV. & TV. soldiers looking through sights.
SV. Outside of window of Observation post. STV. Interior girls wearing earphones with plotting charts. CU. Girl looking through sights of instrument. High Elev. V. looking down on range finder. TV. Range finder. SV. Girl looking through sights. GV. Ships at sea - land in background. GV. Girls disembarking from launch. SV. Pan launch throws line to shore. GV. Launch past camera. GV. Plotting room in Observation Post. CU. Girl telegraphist. CU. Girl looking through sights. GV. Girls in battledress through trap door into underground defence post down wall ladder. 2 Full CU's girl telegraphist. Tilt up woman with telescopic-binoculars. CU. Soldier blowing smoke through floor of miniature target (coughing and spluttering). GV. One of the two coastal guns. SV. Girls through trap door into Obvn. post. Interior scene girls through trap door down wall ladder. GV. Pan Table Mountain, covered with clouds, taken from sea. CU. Wake of ship pan up to Table Mountain with cloth on. 2 GV's Table Mountain from sea with 'cloth' on.
GV. Soldiers unpacking crates containing planes. GV. Unpacking Brewster Buffalo(?) type plane. GV. Plane lifted by crane pan to other crates being unpacked. CU.R.A.F. target on lane pan to tail. BV. Twin engined plane under canvas. SV. Men carrying wing past camera. GV. Plane being wheeled towards. GV. Crowd of soldiers unpacking cases. Angle shot & GV. Unpacking cases. SV. Unpacking engine. CU. Negro type in plane track towards. GV. Pan looking across harbour to Cape Town with Table Mountain. GV. Cargo ships in harbour, Table Mountain in background. LV. Table Mountain from sea. SV. Anti-submarine gun on bow of ship. GV. Single funnel cargo ship at sea pan to Table Mountain. CU. Sailor on board. GV. Small cargo ship with Table Mountain in B.G. Shot of Ensign on ship. Head on shot of ship in rough sea. GV. Shipping in Cape Town harbour Table Mountain in B.G. pan to wake of ship. GV. Small cargo ship with Table Mtn. in B.G.
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