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    Cuts for newsreel story 47/24 - Royal Tour of South Africa.

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    Unused / unissued footage - locations and dates unknown / unclear.

    Cuts for newsreel story 47/24 - Royal Tour of South Africa.

    C/U of Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret Rose. L/S of the Royal car followed by tribesmen on horseback.

    Shots of an African man performing a ritual dance. He wears a single tall plume on his head and European clothing. Others are seen in the group in similar clothes (shots very dark).

    King George VI and the Queen sit on a dais watching a display (may not be the above dancing). The King looks rather weary and closes his eyes.

    Basuto horsemen ride across countryside. A man on foot performs a tribal dance in front of the men, then they carry on. They wear western hats and shawls across their shoulders.

    Shots of traditional thatched huts. L/S of Chieftainess Nantesebi (Mantsebo?) Seeoiso leaving her dwelling, which has a stone foundation with a thatched roof. She walks with a small group of men and women through the village which is set on a hillside covered with loose stones. Shots of village dwellers - adults and children.

    Basuto horsemen ride down the treacherous hill slopes. C/U head shot of the Chieftainess. Several C/Us of Africans.

    The royals arrive and are greeted by a chief or senior tribesman. C/Us of the King and Queen. The royals get into their car and are driven off, followed by uniformed Africans on horseback.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:37:00 / 01:28:24:00
    UN 1696 B

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