• Short Summary

    South African newsreel about Cape Town's Liberty Cavalcade for War Bonds.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Item title reads - 'Cape Town's Liberty Cavalcade'. African Mirror. South Africa.

    L/S and M/S massed bands marching through streets during cavalcade to raise money for war effort. M/S Brigadier Berraine (?) and Mayor Nyman taking salute. Various shots of servicemen and women marching past, including detachments from royal navy. Various shots tanks and guns rolling past. L/S Cape Town. M/S Prime Minister Field Marshal Jan Smuts meeting officials. L/S planes flying, pan down to Guard of Honour. M/S as Smuts inspects them. M/S of Smuts making speech. L/S crowds. L/S Guards marching.

    M/S as Smuts tours exhibits. M/S map of Australia and New Zealand. M/S as he is presented with koala bear and doll. M/S Queens of the cavalcade, pan across them. M/S one Queen on her throne. M/S crowds milling about at exhibitions. Various shots display by military gymnasts on bars and vaulting horse. L/S railway exhibits, M/S miniature train. M/S fair with carousel and big wheel. M/S aircraft on display, people climb up steps to look at them. Various shots as children look at naval guns. L/S soldiers dressed in uniform from different centuries. M/S as they pull along a gun from 1650. Various shots of guns from 1700, 1900, 1918 and modern day being demonstrated. Various shots of the pageant of guns.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:03:00 / 01:52:25:00
    UN 1199 A

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