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    Shots of aeroplanes flying over South Africa lead by aviator, Alain Cobham.

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    South Africa.

    Title: "COBHAM'S CAPE-TO-CAIRO FLIGHT. Our Camera-man accompanies famous Aviator on Pretoria - Johannesburg 'leg' - where he had a great reception".

    Sir Alain Cobham's flight over Africa.

    Aerial shot of three aeroplanes flying over African landscape. Aerial shot of an aeroplane swooping over a town. Aerial shot of five airborne aeroplanes. Low angled shot of Pathe cameraman operating his camera from the cockpit of one of the planes, he wears goggles and a flying helmet. Various aerial shots of the five planes. Various L/Ss of the aeroplanes swooping low over a crowd of people gathered on a field. M/S of an aeroplane taxiing along the field. M/S of a pilot leaning out of the cockpit to shake hands with a man on the ground, the pilot jumps down. M/S of a stationary plane, looking over the heads of a crowd.

    After a second of spacing, cuts / out takes start at 01:34:51. More L/Ss, taken from the ground, of planes swooping in formation over an African plains. Some unidentified shots of a students rag parade, some students are dressed as Klu Klux Klan members - probably from STUDENTS RADIO APPEAL also in G 1273.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:24:00 / 01:35:20:00
    G 1273

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