• Short Summary

    South African PM Smuts attends ceremony at the handing over of a country house.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "African Mirror No. 109 - A Magnificent Residence Becomes A Red Cross Military Hospital."

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Various shots of South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts at handing over ceremony of a large house by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer to the Red Cross for war time auxiliary hospital at Johannesburg. Smuts makes a speech outside the house (no sound). The opening is marked by the raising of the Union Jack and Red Cross flags.

    Smuts, his wife and the Mayor and Mayoress off Johannesburg go on tour of the already occupied hospital. Various shots of the wounded troops convalescing. Mrs Smuts talks to some of the troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    598.18
    Media URN:
    59348
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:42:00 / 01:43:14:00
    Canister:
    UN 178 C

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