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