• Short Summary

    Pictures from Nairobi, the "City of Suspense" as Mau Mau gang attacks the population.

  • Description

    London Airport, England & Nairobi, Kenya.

    CU Pathe News Cameraman William McConville with camera standing. Hermes aircraft at London Airport (First 7 feet for super title.) GV London Airport building. SV back view McConville boarding Hermes aircraft. SV interior, McConville enters plane and is directed to seat. SV Hermes engines starting up. LV Hermes taxiing out to take off. GV interior of Hermes. SV small girl in gangway of aircraft. SV pilots in cockpit. CU Captain Weir of Bournemouth at controls. SV Mr Rodney Baker, mining engineer from Cheltenham, with wife and baby Ruth. Baby being fed from bottle. CU. Mrs. Baker pan down to Ruth with bottle. AV Kenya mountains. SV Major Fullager from Burton Park, London, pan to daughter Jacqueline aged 2 and Mrs Fullager all asleep. CU Mr. George Good looking out of window. He is returning from leave in UK. AV Nairobi. CU Captain's hands on controls. CU. Kenya policeman, pan down to revolver. LV passengers de-planning at Nairobi Airport. SV native guard standing at foot of aircraft steps pan to passengers alighting.

    GV Nairobi street scene pan to Police station. LV Mau Mau suspects checked by native policemen as they enter barbed wire fence at police station. SV suspect with hands raised above head. Native policeman frisk each one in turn. CU hands frisking Kikuyu. CU Kikuyu with hands raised move forward for checking. CU native policeman frisking Kikuyu. SCU pan up and down as hands search Kikuyu. MV native policeman walks through barricaded outside station. GV through barbed wire fence. Nairobi street scene. CU two white men in large hats talking in street. Pan down to revolver butt sticking out of man's trousers. GV Nairobi street scene. SCU pan woman wearing gun and holster walking in street. SV back view, woman wearing gun belt walks into shop.

    GV bungalow type house outside Nairobi. SV woman closes window of bungalow. SCU dog on floor, pan to small boy sitting on mat, then pan up to mother holding small girl on lap in chair reading book. Revolver on arm of chair. SCU revolver on arm of chair pan to mother and child reading book. Mrs Joan Severn reads a bed time story to her son Brian and daughter Susan with gun at her side.

    GV pan Mau Mau round up at Karibangi. CU officer's revolver. Pan up to wet coat. SV Home Guard Kikuyu talking to suspects. SCU suspect seated on backside in pouring rain. SV officer pointing to two suspects, pan to suspects. LV McConville with camera and wearing revolver talking to officer (Mau Mau in background) & SV. SCU suspects squatting on ground. Full CU Kikuyu suspects. SV pan, Kikuyu walking from massed suspects to be questioned. SV women member of the K.P.R. (KPR) with gun questioning Kikuyu women. SCU Kikuyu woman with child squatting on ground. SV children on ground, zoom into pitiful looking half cast child.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "E")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:29:00 / 01:21:14:00

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