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    General Smuts receives souvenir casket at christening ceremony for the aeroplane, South Africa

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    ENGLAND: Middlesex: Hendon:

    Smuts, Gen.: Gen. Smuts receives aeroplane
    Gen. Smuts: Receives Aeroplane "South Africa"
    Aeroplanes: Gen. Smuts receives aeroplane at Hendon
    Desborough,Lord: Gen. Smuts receives aeroplane
    Hendon: General Smuts receives aeroplane
    Hucks Aviator Captain: Gen.Smuts receives aeroplane

    MLV Gen. Smuts (?) and other dignitaries around aeroplane


    MV soldiers in Scottish (?) uniforms and others around aeroplane, working on it (?)


    MV dignitaries and officer talking together, lady with flowers, children looking on (sev. shots)


    TITLE: Lord Desborough presents a souvenir casket to General Smuts.


    SCU officers and dignitary, Gen. Smuts, talking.


    MV dignitaries (Lord Desborough) getting up gangway into plane (which is not seen), other dignitaries looking on


    MLV PAN aeroplane, MV mechanic winding up propellor, pilot about to get into his seat.


    MLV to LV aeroplane away along airfield


    MLV dignitaries and crowd looking and turning to go


    MV dignitaries in front of car, doing up their coats and talking


    LV two soldiers marching past between lines of crowd, followed by dignitary


    as in seq. 2.


    PAN GV across crowd TO plane


    TITLE: "FLY SAFELY" Mrs. Schreiner christening the "South Africa".


    MV between heads of crowd, hand of Mrs. Scheiner, christening" South Africa


    SCU Gen. Smuts (?) talking, crowd looking at him, Lord Desborough clapping, (2 shots)


    Presented to the Union of S.Africa by the London Chamber of Commerce. Lord Desborough presents souvenir casket Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa" Captain Hucks takes Lord Desborough as Passenger on first trip.

    military, generals, dignitaries, top hats, ceremonies, aeroplanes, plane, bi-plane, automobile
    Background: General Smuts receives souvenir casket at christening ceremony for the aeroplane, South Africa

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    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
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