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    Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, on Royal Tour of Africa.

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    Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and then Duke of Windsor) on Royal Tour of Africa - Rhodesia (aka Zimbabwe, Zambia).

    Title reads: "New Era Films presents ... Prince of Wales Tour, Part 10, produced by British Instructional Films Ltd. Photographed by G. Barkas and S. Rodwell. Approved the Admiralty".

    Item is intercut with titles giving locations, events and naming personalities features.

    Various shots Prince unveiling war memorial in Bulawayo. Various shots cars performing stunts such as driving up ramps and over horse jumps. MS Prince and entourage looking at one of the cars. Various shots boulders on top of Matoppo Hills. Various shots grave of Cecil Rhodes which is amongst the boulders, including CU of engraving on tombstone. Various shots of Prince visiting tomb.

    Shots of Prince visiting ancient ruins of fortress / city, named in titles as "Zimbabwe". Various CUs of ruins. Prince staying at "camp" (more like hotel consisting of bungalows) at Umvuna. MS local men dragging along bodies of two zebras shot by Major Brereton during one of the Prince's hunting expeditions. VS at Matabele of war dances performed by tribes people. VS Prince inspecting Colonial troops at Livingstone. VS magnificent Victoria Falls across Zambezi River. LS of bridge crossing ravine above river - according to titles it is the highest on the African continent. More shots Victoria Falls, including back view of Prince admiring them.

    Poor quality shots of horse race watched by genteel looking Western types at Karfue. Prince takes part in race but loses. Captain Faulds VC of British Army speaks to Prince. Prince inspecting guard of honour by British soldiers. VS Prince visiting a diamond mine. Shots of Prince visiting De Beers office and looking at their collections of diamonds (very dark shots). CU diamonds. More shots Prince inspecting collection. CU inside train driver's cabin. CU steam coming out of steam engine funnel.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:15:16:00
    ON 483 A

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