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    Material relating to newsreel story "By 'Comet' To Johannesburg" - 52/33

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "By 'Comet' To Johannesburg" 52/33.

    Material used for Newsreel Story - extra material.

    B.O.A.C. (BOAC British Overseas Airways Corporation) Comet jet on ground. Passengers disembark. Line up of African airport staff wait for them at the foot of the steps. CUs African airport staff. Aeroplane is refuelled and checked over.

    Views of white water near Victoria Falls. Spray coming up from Victoria Falls. Local African men showing off wooden gifts they have made for sale to tourists. More shots of raging water. Statue of Livingstone (I presume).

    Clouds shot from window of aircraft.

    Street scenes in Johannesburg.

    Air to air shots of Comet in flight. Aerial views of Comet as it comes in to land at Johannesburg. Shots of the plane on the tarmac.

    Aerial shots of South African gold fields. More aerials of Victoria Falls.

    Shots of hands on throttle in cockpit. Coins and cigarettes balanced on table to show stability in flight. Views of the pilots, radio operator, and engineer. Engineer using dividers to plan route on map.

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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:22:00 / 01:25:29:00
    52/33 G (Selected Originals)

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