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  • Short Summary

    Earl Athlone opens new bridge across the Limpopo River, South Africa.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    810.28
    Media URN:
    18723
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:48:00 / 01:51:06:00
    Canister:
    G 1663

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