Prime Minister Harold Macmillan embarks upon a tour of Africa.
Item title reads - Whither Africa?
Intertitle - 'Premier's tour spotlights hopes and fears of Commonwealth countries in Africa.'
Sequence of Harold Macmillan leaving London Airport (Heathrow) with daughter of Ghana High Commissioner at the start of his tour of Africa. Map of Africa showing the places the Prime Minister will visit. C/U map showing Accra in Ghana and Lagos in Nigeria. Sequence of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah being released from jail in 1951 to great rejoicing from his supporters, he is seen on dais addressing meeting.
Various shots of a sequence showing tin mining. Sequence of ground nuts being picked and crushed. Sequence showing palm trees used to make palm oil. Map of Africa showing Cape Town, Johannesburg and Salisbury. Sequence of wild animals running across plains including giraffes and elephants, seen from aeroplane. Sequence of Victoria falls. Sequence showing Salisbury, we see the Governor General signing document of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, C/U signed document. Sequence showing copper smelting. Sequence showing Kariba Dam. Map of Africa showing Basutoland. Sequence of Africans at meeting for political aims, an African is given briefcase, a sign of authority. Sequence of tribesmen on horseback riding across plains, we see them assembling at a meeting. Sequence of modern buildings in Johannesburg. Sequence of Father Huddlestone's supporters wearing black sashes and protesting against government policy. M/S of him with locals on dais campaigning against segregation. Shot of Table Mountain, pan down to Government Buildings. L/S Queen Victoria statue outside the building. M/S's General Smuts' residence. Library C/U's of him. M/S sequence of African tribes gathering.