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    First pictures from Nepal of the base camp on Mount Everest.

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    First pictures from base camp on Mount Everest, shows General C. B. Bruce, leader of the expedition.

    Panning shot along a row of explorers and Nepalese porters / guides. C/U of three white men; two youngish and one older (one of the younger ones wears a jauntily tilted fedora hat), pan along to show more of the explorers, some smoke cigarettes. M/S of Nepalese soldiers playing bag pipes as they lead the party of explorers, some on horseback, through the base camp, as they go they tip their hats and wave. C/U of a (white) woman talking to three of the explorers. M/S of the party of explorers gathered around a table, one man appears to be looking at a map.

    Panning shot along a group of fifty or so Nepalese men, pan to white men sitting around a table. Panning C/U of a row of Nepalese men, they smile at the camera, some have their arms around others' shoulders. C/U of a Nepalese man with long scruffy hair laughing. M/S of a little girl holding a blanket, a bowl and a cup, she walks off frame. C/U of the older white man - General Bruce? M/S of the expedition members sitting outside at a low table eating a banquet.

    Note: this is one of three versions of the story - MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION - all are in G 1078. Other versions include intertitles and titles and scenic shots of the mountains. AH 2000.

    Amendment May 2015: A visitor to the site has informed us that the explorers shown include General Charles Granville Bruce, Colonel Edward Norton, George Mallory, Howard Somervell, Geoffrey Bruce and Captain John Noel (official photographer of the 1924 Everest Expedition.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:19:00 / 01:24:06:00
    G 1078

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