• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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    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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