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  • Short Summary

    South Africa's Parliament opened by Earl Athlone, the governor-general.

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    Capetown, South Africa.

    Title: "South Africa's Parliament opened by Earl of Athlone ... Governor-General".

    High angled shot of several rows of troops waiting beside and in front of the gates to a large building. Governor-general, the Earl of Athlone, arrives at the gate and gets out of a horse and carriage, all the soldiers stand to attention and salute as the empty carriage drives away. High angled shot of Athlone, accompanied by two officers and a lady, walking up between the gates and two rows of soldiers.

    M/S, from inside a carriage, of Athlone, accompanied by several officers and two smartly dressed ladies, coming down the red carpeted steps to a large building. Two rows of sailors stand to attention on either side of the steps, a man in a white safari helmet holds open the door to the carriage as Athlone, his wife and one of the officers gets in.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:59:00 / 01:27:06:00
    G 1270

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