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    Air Conference at Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Cape Town, South Africa.

    Title reads "Air Conference Opened in South Africa".

    Silhouette shot of Avro York plane in sky. Avro York on ground. Lord Swinton, Britain's Chief of Civil Aviation, leaves the plane. He has arrived to Air Conference. Lord Swinton shaking hands with two South African Cabinet Ministers and several other men. Close up shot of Sir Evelyn Baring, British High Commissioner in South Africa.

    Various shots of the air conference delegates, British representatives in Africa, gathered at the airport. Close up shots of the delegates as they chat, some smile to camera. Among the delegates are Air Vice Marshal Meredith, Governor of Southern Rhodesia, Sir Edmund Richards, Governor of Nyasaland and Major General Sir Philip Mitchell Governor of Kenya.

    Cape Town's new Provincial building where the conference is taking place. Several shots of the Prime Minster of South Africa General Smuts giving opening address and delegates listening.

    Lord Swinton walking along road with the only two women delegates on the conference. Close up shot of the two women delegates.

    Lord Swinton inspects Cape Town's harbour facilities and visits the Duncan Dock. Tug boat in Table Bay with Table mountain in the background.

    Pan along the lines of delegates posing to cameras.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:44:00 / 01:18:08:00
    UN 1434 A

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