• Short Summary

    Southern African tribesmen gather to see the installation of their new Chief.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Basutoland's New Ruler".

    Maseru, Basutoland (aka Lesuto), Southern Africa.

    GV of thousands of tribesmen making their way across dusty bush road. Some of them are dancing as they come.

    Various good shots of tribesmen cutting meat, sleeping in blankets in the open and sitting eating and talking around camp fires.

    VS of the High Commissioner Sir Edward Harding installing Seeiso Griffith as the new chief.

    GV Thousands of tribesmen massing in front of the platform to watch the ceremony.

    Various MS and CU of Griffith and tribesmen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1039.08
    Media URN:
    20633
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:41:00 / 01:09:57:00
    Canister:
    40/21

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