• Short Summary

    A look back at 50 years of the Union of South Africa.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 50 years of Union.

    South Africa.

    L/S Johannesburg. Various shots of a parade in streets of Johannesburg including drum majorettes, Scottish, Welsh and Irish descendants. Camera pans up statue of Paul Kruger, C/U statue. Camera pans across Table Mountain and down to Parliament House in Cape Town. C/U photograph of Louis Botha the first South African Prime Minister, 1910 to 1919. C/U bust of General Jan Smuts. M/S of Smuts being interviewed on his arrival in England. C/U of him. M/S farmhouse. M/S Dr. David Malan and his wife. C/U Malan.

    M/S Cecil Rhodes' tomb in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, late King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret look at the tomb on former visit. C/U tomb with words 'Here Lie the Remains of Cecil John Rhodes'. M/S's statue of Rhodes in Salisbury. Library shots of masses of people running to stake a claim in the old time diamond mines. M/S two men, one is holding claim marker. C/U woman holding claim marker and grinning. M/S diamond mine workings. M/S native black men waiting to have their finds assayed. Various shots as assayer examines diamond. M/S miners around. Various shots of men going down into mines. M/S's of them drilling. M/S exterior shot. M/S wrecked houses after apartheid riots, C/U burnt pass cards. Various shots of wrecked buildings. C/U Premier Dr. H. Verwoerd making speech. L/S agricultural show, Dr. Verwoerd makes his way up to the podium. L/S of man struggling with attacker after Verwoerd has been shot. M/S of him with blood on his face a man comforts him and throws jug of water at camera. C/U camera. M/S as they wipe the blood from Verwoerd's face. M/S boat. L/S Cape Town. M/S people on floats. C/U sign 'A Diamond is Forever' pans up to float. Various shots of floats in parade.

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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:
    01:22:02:00 / 01:25:13:00

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