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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Pretoria, South Africa

    High shot, Church Square on Republic Day, pan to show great crowds. (Poor quality). LS Procession enters square. (2 shots). High shot, state car with motorcycle escort. LS Flypast. (2 shots). High shot, LS soldiers in march past. (Missing shot). High shot, pan to show crowds with umbrellas in square. MS Military brass band marching. MS Parade marching past insignia of Republic. CU Insignia.

    MS New South African President Charles Robberts Swart in top hat and members of the government arriving on stand at the inauguration of South Africa's first President. Also present, Prime Minister Dr Hendrik F. Verwoerd. MS Verwoerd addressing crowds. MS Dignitaries on stand listening to speech. MS President Swart taking his place at microphones and addressing crowd. High shot, pan of crowd seated. MS Swart speaking. MS Crowd applauding. (2 shots). Dignitaries leaving stand in Rolls Royce. High shot, state car with cavalry escort. MS Mounted escort passing. High shot, pan of procession with escort through crowd lined street.

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 06/06/1961. Heavy scratch throughout on right-hand side of screen.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:05:00 / 01:45:26:00
    UN 3503 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 3503 C
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics
    South Africa My worksapce TG South Africa Becomes a Republic South African Independence Referendum Madiba South Africa Archive
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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