During his private visit to South Africa, Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery toured the African quarters of Johannesburg, Nov. 25.
SV.PAN Monty walks through gate to house
SV. Monty talks to women house owners
BACK V. Monty looks through window into house
SV. Monty enters house
CU. Monty talks to woman in house
SV. Monty outside house, PAN down to child
GV. of memorial
CU.BACK V. Monty looks at new estate
NEAR V. of estate
ANGLE SHOT of Monty looking
SV.PAN of squatters area
BACK V. Monty walks towards lavatory
LV. Monty looks at lavatory
SV. Monty looks at children
CU. Woman eating
Monty looks at child on woman's back
GV. Schoolchildren lined up
SV. Monty walking the lines of children
SV. Monty listens to children singing
CU. Child singing
SV. Children marking time
SV. Children 'march past'
LV. Monty walks towards
LV.PAN from nurses to Monty talking to men
CU.PAN of nurses
SV.INT...Monty talks to man in bed
LV. EXT...Monty with nursing staff
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Background: During his private visit to South Africa, Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery toured the African quarters of Johannesburg, Nov. 25.
Viscount Montgomery, showing a lively interest in the way Africans live in Johannesburg's south-western townships, stopped at several houses and spoke to the owners.
After seeing a memorial commemorating the clearance of a section of slums, Montgomery visited a squatters' area, where he talked to Africans, went into shacks and even insisted on inspecting an outdoor convenience.
Later he saw an African primary school at Dube and the Barangwanath Non-European Hospital, before returning to the City for a civic reception.
Commenting freely on African affairs in the Union, Viscount Montgomery said: "Obviously these people must be paid higher wages so that they can enjoy a better life." He was surprised that Africans had to pay the same price for food and clothing as Europeans. Many of his impressions, however, must have been favourable for he declared he was "prepared to go back to Europe and give the lie to some of the things being said about the Union."