British High Commissioner for South East Asia visits Indochina.
Dallat, Pnom Penh, Angkor and Hanoi, Indochina.
LS. Local people awaiting the arrival of Mr Malcolm MacDonald, British High Commissioner for South East Asia and First Chancellor of the University of Malaya (Malaysia). People playing traditional instruments and drums. SCU. Mr MacDonald chatting to a man. People looking on - several close up shots. MS. Mr MacDonald smoking peace pipe. MS. Mr MacDonald and Mr Leon Pignon, French High Commissioner, smoking peace pipes, & MS. CU. Mr MacDonald smoking pipe of peace (2 shots).
Several shots of the exterior of the Imperial palace of Dallat. LS. Mr MacDonald's car, with cavalry escort, driving to the Imperial Palace of Dallat. MS. Exterior the Imperial Palace of Dallat, MS. Statuary in the grounds. MS. Mr MacDonald and Leon Pignon, French High Commissioner, in palace grounds. MS. Mr MacDonald and Mr Pignon walking up steps of palace and being greeted by Emperor of Indochina Bao Dai at top. LS. Emperor Bao Dai with Mr MacDonald and Mr Pignon on either side of him, seated in state room with ministers and officials seated around. MS. The Emperor, Mr MacDonald and Mr Pignon. MS. Mr MacDonald entering his car on departure.
MS. Mr MacDonald, carrying camera, walking around ruins of Angkor with two archaeologists. MS. Pan of wall carvings. SCU. Wall carvings - looks like Kama Sutra material. SCU. Mr MacDonald looking at wall carving.
MS. MacDonald on the deck of the Baie d'Along, looking at map and looking through binoculars. Naval officer, accompanies him. SCU. Mr MacDonald standing looking over rail of ship. MS. Dhow sailing in the bay. SCU. Mr MacDonald chatting to naval officer.
SCU. Native soldier with machine gun, pan up to Mr MacDonald and party. SCU. Mr MacDonald chatting to two British men. SCU. Mr MacDonald climbing down ladder from loft. SCU. Mr MacDonald and others walking through native village in Hanoi. SCU. Mr MacDonald with native woman and baby. MS. Derelict building, pan down to native people on clearance work. SCU. Man filling small basket with stones. SCU. Man breaking up stones. MS. Damaged building. Local band playing. Native man reading address to Mr MacDonald, crowd of men around them. SCU. Head shot, Mr MacDonald replying, men listening. SCU. Mr MacDonald shaking hands with elderly men. MS. Mr MacDonald and other man walking through village. MS. Mr MacDonald and others walking along sea front.
Date found in the old record - 07/12/1949.