Investigation of political situation in Kenya under the shadow of the Mau Mau.
GV. Mau Mau country. LV. Mau Mau country, with Abadres mountains in background. LV. Police patrol on ridge. SV. Prisoners being brought through the undergrowth. SV. BOAC aircraft arriving at Eastleigh Airport, Nairobi. SV. Sir Evelyn Baring and Lt. Gen. Erskine waiting. SV. Walter Elliot (sp?) and other M.P.s alighting from plane. CU. Baring. SV. Pan, M.P.s. GV. Nairobi. SV. Policeman walking into H.Q. Nairobi. SV. CU. Officers studying map. GV. Pan, protected police posts. SV. Pan, defences against Mau Mau. SV. Native Home Guard on gates. SCU. Arm badge. SV. M.P. inspecting Home Guard and studying arrows. SV. Home Guard types. SV. Another M.P. examining spear, pan to Home Guard. GV. Government House. SV. John Parsons and Baring. (for voice lead-in). SCU. Baring speaks (paraphrased): "We must try and repair damage done by Mau Mau at an early date and carry on with peaceful development". CU. Baring speaks (paraphrased): "The struggle against Mau Mau has been long, it will continue for some time longer. We are making progress, in the struggle and we are confident that we shall succeed." LV. Native labour building block of flats. SV. Native brick layer. SV. Pan, dressmaking class for native women. SCU. Native woman sewing. CU. Native turner pan down to lathe. LV. Native labour working lathes in workshop. SV. Native woman walks towards with baby at Welfare Centre. SV. White woman Welfare Officer,places baby on scales. CU. Smiling African woman picks up baby. GV. New Flats.
SV Interior, pan from native woman to child. CU Native woman. GV Mau Mau village. SV Suspects seated on ground. CU Suspect type. SV Officer talking to local hangman. CU Hangman. SV Officer takes knife from native outside hut. SV Officer searching native. LV Two prisoners squatting before interrogation officer. SV Prisoners, pan to woman typist. CU Interrogation officer. CU Suspect. CU Mau Mau type behind wire compound. GV Pan, prisoners in compound.
Note: 8 reels of very good, interesting cuts exist. See separate records.