Material relating to newsreel story "Shadow Over Kenya" - 54/6.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Shadow Over Kenya" - 54/6.
Lots of cuts exist for this story - 8 separate reels. Some very good material which was not used in cut story. See other records.
Politicians arrive and shake hands with local men. Military officer explains his tactics to one of the politicians. Various shots of politicians and military men having cups of tea and talking. Politicians inspect troops.
Various shots of black troops and white officer walking through jungle. Officer sits at desk looking at paperwork. Another officer enters and they discuss tactics. C/U of sign "Director of Operations". Black troops walk along country road. Troops run through the jungle. Black troops inspected by a white officer. Good C/Us of some of the troops. Sentry box. Various shots of troops.
Group of prisoners (Mau Mau?) are inspected as are a different regiment of black soldiers. Good C/Us of some of the men. White officer hands black soldier some bullets. White officer instructs the home guard. They are being given training in using machetes I think. Various shots of soldiers running through the jungle.
Various shots of captured Mau Maus and white soldiers.
Note: unclear exactly what going on in these cuts - see completed story for more information.