• Short Summary

    Oliver Lyttleton - British Colonial Secretary - visits Kenya to discuss the Mau Mau.

  • Description

    Nairobi, Kenya. The Colonial Secretary is visiting to discuss the Mau Mau problems.

    GV. of Government House, Nairobi. LV. Mr. Oliver Lyttleton (Sec. of State for the Colonies) outside Government House with Executive members of council. SCU. Mr. Lyttleton. GV.LV. Pan of Kikuyu land. SV. Mr. Lyttleton walking towards with officials. SV. Pan native Kenyans watching. SCU. Mr. Lyttleton greeting senior chief of Kikuyu (Njiri) last of the three Senior Chiefs. CU. Senior Chief. SV. Pan from Mr. Lyttleton to Catholic Mission in Maragwa, where Missionaries were threatened by Mau Mau. CU. Girl missionaries. SV. Mr. Lyttleton and party meeting elders of the Kikuyu tribe. SCU. Pan members of the tribe. SCU. Lyttleton greeting elders (shaking hands). LV. Pan African development centre building in progress. CU. African brick layer. STV. Natives at work bricklaying, etc. LV. Interior, Carpenters shop. CU. Sign: Carpenters shop. SCU. Mr. Lyttleton watching carpenter at work. SV.SCU. Native women with young children. CU. Mother holding young baby (fly on nose). LV. Mr. Lyttleton at Mumias welcomed by chiefs. SCU. Pan, native crowd. SV. Hand-made stool being presented to Lyttleton. SCU. Native police watching. SCU. of Lyttleton holding handmade stool. SVU. Pan native chiefs. SV. Lyttleton's car driving away.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene "E")

    N.B. This voiceover is verging on the racist - lots of stuff about all the good the "White Man" has brought to the Africans and how the country might descend into chaos if they were forced out.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:23:00 / 01:34:59:00

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