Earl Athlone opens new bridge across the Limpopo River, South Africa.
Full titles read: "A LINK OF EMPIRE - Earl Athlone opens mighty 'Alfred Beit' Memorial bridging the Limpopo River - linking up the Union and Rhodesia."
L/S's of the Earl of Athlone wearing top-hat walking with various dignitaries. L/S of man in smart suit giving speech next to the monument. L/S of Athlone walking forward and pulling rope which drops flag to unveil the memorial.
L/S of the large memorial stone. L/S of train moving over bridge to symbolise it's opening. L/S's of large crowds standing on the bridge. L/S of man giving speech. L/S's of several cars past the memorial over the bridge.
Intertitle reads: "... as it was in olden days... as many hours then as minutes now.......to make crossing !"
L/S of numerous harnessed donkeys wading through the river towing a motor car.