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    Cuts from newsreel 47/21 - Royal Tour of South Africa.

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    Unused / unissued footage - locations and dates unknown / unclear.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/21 - Royal Tour of South Africa.

    Locations could include Worcester.

    M/S of Princess Margaret signing something on a raised platform. Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), King George VI and Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) are also there. Crowds wave as the royals go by in a car.

    The royals are seen at a snake farm in Port Elizabeth. They stand outside the enclosure and watch as an African zoo keeper holds a poisonous snake - Black Marimba? The royal family get back into their car.

    Shots of the King and Queen chatting to an old lady in a wheelchair in a town. Shots of the family on a walkabout, chatting to Africans in the crowd.

    View from a train (probably royal train) window as cars drive alongside. The royals arrive at a ceremony and are given flowers by dignitaries. They all sign a register (see first shot in this item) and chat to people gathered. Schoolchildren wave and shove to get into shot - one blows up a balloon as she cheers. More shots from the same event.

    More shots at the snake farm.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:28:00 / 01:18:43:00
    UN 1696 A

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