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    Cuts from the Royal Tour of South Africa - newsreel 47/36.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    Cut from newsreel 47/36 - ROYAL TOUR.

    South Africa - 1947.

    Various shots of Table Mountain and the ascent to the top in a cable car. Field Marshal Smuts leads the way over a rocky pathway on top of the mountain - Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and King George VI pose with a small group at the summit (she is wearing a great hat). Several shots of the view from cable cars near top of mountain. Woman in headscarf in cable car looks at the view.

    King and Queen arrive in a car with Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret at dockside (?). They are greeted by officials. Vanguard ship is seen in background. The royals shake hands with several people. Line-up of cavalry.

    Princess Elizabeth in uniform and Margaret in civvies review youth organisations lined up on parade ground. March past of various youth organisations - Brownies, Girl Guides and Scouts. Mob of Scouts and Cubs have to be restrained by their leader. Brownies do keep fit display holding hankies.

    Several shots of the Vanguard in the bay - royal departure?

    More shots of and from the cable car reaching the top of Table Mountain; the royal group at the top.

    Four unidentified men wave from the deck of the Vanguard.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:16:00 / 01:12:18:00
    UN 1698 A

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