• Short Summary

    During his private visit to South Africa, Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery toured the African quarters of Johannesburg, Nov. 25.

  • Description

    1.
    SV.PAN Monty walks through gate to house
    0.03

    2.
    SV. Monty talks to women house owners
    0.07

    3.
    BACK V. Monty looks through window into house
    0.10

    4.
    SV. Monty enters house
    0.12

    5.
    CU. Monty talks to woman in house
    0.17

    6.
    SV. Monty outside house, PAN down to child
    0.21

    7.
    GV. of memorial
    0.24

    8.
    CU.BACK V. Monty looks at new estate
    0.31

    9.
    NEAR V. of estate
    0.34

    10.
    ANGLE SHOT of Monty looking
    0.37

    11.
    SV.PAN of squatters area
    0.41

    12.
    BACK V. Monty walks towards lavatory
    0.45

    13.
    LV. Monty looks at lavatory
    0.49

    14.
    SV. Monty looks at children
    0.54

    15.
    CU. Woman eating
    0.56

    16.
    Monty looks at child on woman's back
    1.0

    17.
    GV. Schoolchildren lined up
    1.03

    18.
    SV. Monty walking the lines of children
    1.07

    19.
    SV. Monty listens to children singing
    1.11

    20.
    CU. Child singing
    1.13

    21.
    SV. Children marking time
    1.17

    22.
    SV. Children 'march past'
    1.21

    23.
    LV. Monty walks towards
    1.25

    24.
    LV.PAN from nurses to Monty talking to men
    1.30

    25.
    CU.PAN of nurses
    1.34

    26.
    SV.INT...Monty talks to man in bed
    1.38

    27.
    LV. EXT...Monty with nursing staff
    1.42



    Initials KJ/S/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQAUNDHXBLJRKMNBCWMSF5FUR
    Media URN:
    VLVADQAUNDHXBLJRKMNBCWMSF5FUR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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