Lord Pakenham in Northern Rhodesia to open new runway.
Air news. Northern Rhodesia, Africa.
SV Hermes IV airliner taxiing into dispersal. SV People going abroad. GV Interior cabin. Air hostess walking towards. CU Table flap being lifted. Man walks in and replaces flap. SV Hostess sitting down and adjusting seat for sleeping. SV Back view woman in powder room doing hair. CU Engine turning over. CU Hermes taxiing out to runway. LV Towards and pan Hermes taking off.
Aerial shots of the Victoria Falls. L/S of flying boat landing on the Zambezi river. M/S of boat alongside flying boat. C/U Lord Pakenham alights from flying boat and is greeted by Sir Miles Thomas. M/S of Hermes aircraft starting up. Spray from Falls on left of screen. M/S Pakenham shaking hands with local native dignitaries. He talks with Mwanawins III - Paramount chief of the Barotse. M/S people listening to Pakenham. C/U Pakenham at mike. M/S natives looking on. M/S of Nigerian police looking on. L/S of aircraft taking off.
M/S towards aircraft flying overhead. Aerial views of the new runway. Various aerial shots of animals in the bush including giraffes and elephants. L/S of Pakenham walking up to statue of David Livingstone. M/S of monkeys walking away from tree. M/S Pakenham and Thomas looking at Victoria Falls. More shots of the falls.