• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh enjoys crocodile hunt and traditional dancing in Gambian village.

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    GV. The Duke of Edinburgh's boat going up the river Gambia on a crocodile hunt. SV. Pan, the boat going by and the Duke sitting in it. LV. The boat proceeds towards the bank. On the bank is a crocodile waggling its tail. SV. Prince Philip looking on from the boat as a rope is slung ashore. CU. Crocodile tied up and ready to be lifted onto the boat. Voiceover states "the Duke makes his pleasure trip a useful one by bagging two of them personally. His Secretary gets he third." CU. Men standing on the boat giving instructions. SV. Crocodile is lifted onboard. GV. Gambian village. The Duke stands in background with dancers in foreground, one of the dancers turning cartwheels. SV. Parade of dancers in line, each with a flag-like object jigging around. AS. Puppets jigging about on top of a large cloth. SV. Dancer dancing by the side of this large cloth. SV. Group of native men banging and playing instruments. LV. Pan, part of the audience. SCU. Figure completely covered in straw jigging about. SV. Two figures dressed in straw-like garments dancing. SV. Man looking on sitting on camel's back. SCU. Man on ground with bowl-like object. He turns over and puts his feet in it, also his head and then sticks both arms upright through his legs.

    (Title Scene I)

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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:
    01:21:07:00 / 01:22:07:00

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