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  • Short Summary

    Belongings laid out on ground beds, chairs, tables; Devonshires with mine-detectors, looking for arms.

  • Description

    Mathari, Kenya.

    Written documentation note states - these people are being evacuated because they are either non-Kikuya or Kikuya (Kikuyu sp.) released from screening. This operation is a continuation of the previous Mathari Valley move to clean up the illegal shanty towns around Nairobi. Within 1/2 mile of this village a Mau Mau court had been found and within 100 yards of the vicinity of the court 18 corpses had been discovered. In this village all the personnel of a full Mau Mau court had been identified including 2 Mau Mau oath administrators fully justifying the action taken by the authorities. Sent in by E White.

    MS. Africans with personal belongings evacuating village. Personal belongings laid out on ground pan L to R. over beds, chairs, tables etc. long stream of people passing troops of the Devonshire Regt. LS. A.K.P.R. Officer and armed troops scrutinizing the people who pass out of the village. MS. Woman lifting bed onto man's head, who is already carrying one. & MS. Personal belongings in foreground onto village being evacuated. Pan over village L to R. Devonshires with mine-detectors, looking for arms. Devonshire troops on duty.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2654.05
    Media URN:
    78959
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:26:00 / 01:09:32:00
    Canister:
    UN 2605 F

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