• Short Summary

    Black policemen trained to control traffic in all-black areas of Johannesburg.

  • Description

    Part of BELIEVE IT OR NOT issue.

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Various shots of the first contingent of black policemen (referred to as "natives" in commentary) to be trained for traffic duties. They are undergoing instruction in road safety - the policemen look at model cars being pushed about on map. The instructors are white. The police are to control traffic in black only parts the city of Johannesburg. Various shots of black police officers controlling black cyclists on Orange Hill. Narrator explains that cops are asking cyclists to keep inside a white line on road - "and that's the only colour bar that matters".

    Note: example of apartheid in South Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1288.05
    Media URN:
    42868
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:46:00 / 01:06:39:00
    Canister:
    NSP 209

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