• Short Summary

    South Africa leaves the Commonwealth.

  • Description

    South Africa Goes.

    L/S Exterior Lancaster House slip pan. Angle shot flags. L/S Prime Minister Harold Macmillan leaving Lancaster House. C/U Nehru watching. L/S Pan Prime Minister's car drives away. M/S Dr. Verwoerd leaving Lancaster House and getting into car. M/S Press photographers. C/U Pan Dr. Verwoerd drives away in car. L/S Cars driving away from Lancaster House. L/S Gold mine workings in south Africa. C/U Earth moving along conveyor belt. Angle shot as earth drops down. Man using drill worked with his feet. M/S Gold being poured out into mould. M/S Bars of gold stacked up. L/S of the diamond mines in South Africa. L/S Massive bull dozers at work. L/S Diamond mines. M/S Earth and stones etc. being sifted for diamonds. M/S Man picking out two diamonds. C/U Tipping out a whole load of diamonds onto tray. L/S Shanti town and Derelict shacks. C/U Pan up injured coloured man laying on the ground (this scene from Sharpeville). L/S Burnt out post office. C/U Man showing burnt out files.

    M/S Mass of debris. M/S General Smuts. C/U General Smuts. L/S Malan. C/U Malan. L/S Rhodes statue. C/U Three scenes. The original diamond rush. L/S Cape Town and liner waiting to take Macmillan back to England. M/S Macmillan shaking hands with Dr. Verwoerd. M/S People waving. M/S Macmillan and Lady Dorothy waving from gangway of ship. L/S Cape town and Table Mountain. C/U Voting placard "Vote yes for our Republic" pan down to another notice "Save South Africa vote No to a republic". L/S Pan people voting at voting booths. L/S Massed crowds in street. L/S Sir de Villiers Graaff, leader of the opposition party addressing crowds. L/S Pan massed crowds listening. M/S Street scene. C/U Sign "Don't sell out to Verwoerd" "Vote No". M/S Verwoerd addressing crowds holding a dove. M/S Crowds listening. M/S Dr. Verwoerd. C/U Pan down placard "Vote Yes for our republic". L/S Group of coloured men standing on street corner. M/S Electric sign over shop showing the state of the voting Yes 50,9574 No 56,3561 M/S. Coloured men waiting about on street corner. L/S Cape Town.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:14:00 / 01:19:39:00

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