• Short Summary

    Kenya's Governor gives new amnesty terms to Kikuyu - they'll not be hanged if surrender.

  • Description

    Kenya, Africa.

    SV. Kikuyu Home Guard arriving on the Nyeri show ground, & SCU. SV. Tribal police arriving. SV. Native crowd. SV. Tribesmen in native dress. CU. Ceremonial spear, pan to warrior in head dress, of black ostrich feathers, & CU. SV. Pan, the Governor Sir Evelyn Baring and the Commander in Chief of Mau Mau operation. General Sir George Erskine arrive by car. SV. Natives watching. SCU. Governor followed by Sir George Erskine walking to platform. CU. Tribesmen. GV. Sir Evelyn addressing tribesmen on amnesty offer - Mau Mau terrorists will not be hanged if they surrender immediately, & SV. & CU. SV. Tribesmen listening. CU. Medal being lifted on cushion. SV. Tribal policeman Githaiga being presented with Queen's Commendation for courage in ambush by fifty terrorists. SV. Home Guard saluting Governor in traditional fashion as he leaves platform. SCU. Pan, the Governor walking over to meet two senior chiefs. CU. Ex-senior chief Wambugu of Nyeri in black fur head-dress of Kikuyu ruler. CU. Ex-senior Chief Njiri of Fort Hall in warriors head-dress of black ostrich feathers. SCU. Sir Evelyn, pan to General Erskine. SCU. Wambugu and Njiri. SV. Governor and General Erskine walking away.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Title Scene "M")

    Note: Voiceover claims that the opponents to amnesty claimed that it is "exactly the same as offering Hitler an amnesty in 1943." Strong words - same propaganda.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:20:00 / 01:52:37:00

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