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  • Short Summary

    New Nairobi airport constructed and opened.

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    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Road sign reading 'Nairobi Airport Project, two black men walking along road. Various shots of the people working on construction of new airport in Nairobi. Indian foreman checking the works, black men working. More shots of the men and machinery at work. Bulldozer laying asphalt etc. Finished control tower at the airport. MS. & CU. Interior shots of the control tower with men working at controls. More shots of the control tower. LS. & MS. Men constructing a wall. LS. Pan, laying of asphalt. LS. Pan, the runway. CU. Engineers and bulldozers.

    CU. Unveiling a plaque. Sign reads 'Nairobi Airport - The Airport was Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on the 8th of March 1958.' MS. Radio control hut disguised as a native Kraal, as it is situated in the Nairobi National Park which is next to the airport. Various shots of animals in the park.

    LS. & MS. & CU. Kenya's Governor, Sir Evelyn Baring, arriving at the new airport in a helicopter. MS. & LS. Governor coming out of an aircraft, mass crowd gathered around. CU. & MS. Miss Kenya - first aircraft to land at the newly built airport in Nairobi, Kenya. LS. & CU. B.O.A.C. Comet in which the crew have flown 4,500 miles daily since September 16th. Various shots of the crew and Governor talking to them. Several long shots of the airport. Long shot of dais in the middle with dignitaries seated on and the Governor addressing the gathering. Mass crowd gathered. Dignitaries leaving dais. Various shots of crowds. CU. Governor meeting African chiefs. MS. & CU. Governor meeting Kikuyu chief, Njiri, famous for his loyalty during recent disturbances. Various shots of crowds. MS. Governor and the crowd watching air display. MS. Pan, Comet in flight. MS. Pan, Vulcan in flight.

    (Orig. Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 09/03/1958.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:42:00 / 01:27:15:00
    UN 3062 A

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