• Short Summary

    South African Navy travelling to Prince Edward Island and Marion Island aboard HMSAS Transvaal and HMSAS Gamtoos to raise flags on their new possessions

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: South Africa Occupies Two Islands

    SOUTH AFRICA: Various:
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    FLAGS Raising of South African Flag on Prince Edward Island and Marion Island. Seen fluttering in strong wind


    MARION ISLAND Occupied by S. Africa. Seen in distance with snow-covered peaks. Boats go ashore on rocky, barren coast. South African flag raised in strong wind. Plenty of wild life. Sea-elephants and sea-birds.


    NAVAL BRITISH Two ships of the South African Navy leave Cape Town for Marion Island and Prince Edward Island - new possessions namely, H.M.S.A.S. Transvaal and Gamtoos


    PENGUINS Penguins seen on shore of Prince Edward Island when South Africa occupies. the island


    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Occupied by South Africa. Ship lands. Reception from penguins. Naval guards present arms and South African flag raised on pendant


    ROARING FORTIES Shots of strong sea in "Roaring Forties"


    SEA ELEPHANT Shots of sea elephants on Marion Island occupied by South Africa. One seen roaring


    SEAGULLS Short shot of sea-gull winging over sea (6 feet)


    SOUTH AFRICA South Africa annexes two islands in South Atlantic. Marion Island and Prince Edward Island. H.M. Ship Transvaal leaves Cape Town and seen off Marion island. Ship s land in a possible landing place. Wild life in abundance. Shots of Prince Edward Island. Reception from Penguin colony Raising flag on each sight.


    Military - Active

    occupation, ceremony, possession, Naval guard, mission, outposts, outpost, boat, sailors, sailor, colony, colonialisation, colonial
    Background: South African Navy travelling to Prince Edward Island and Marion Island aboard HMSAS Transvaal and HMSAS Gamtoos to raise flags on their new possessions

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2S3VAANM5VU7AA78H7LSWH5SP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S3VAANM5VU7AA78H7LSWH5SP
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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