• Short Summary

    Giraffes, diamond and tribal dances figure in Princess Margaret's Tanganyika programme.

  • Description

    Tanganyika (Tanzania), East Africa.

    GV. Princess Margaret feeding two giraffes, & SV. Camera tilts up to the giraffes' faces. GV. Princess Margaret with her back to the camera photographing the giraffes. SV. Zebras in a pen. SV. Princess Margaret photographing the zebras.

    Williamson diamond mine at Mwabui. SV. Machine with water running across the top and stones being carried down some kind of diamond sorter. GV. Princess Margaret talking to official and looking at this machine. GV. Princess Margaret watching and asking questions, camera pans to the machine. SV. Princess Margaret hands one of the stones to an official who receives it.

    Baraza at Mwanza. LV. Warriors dancing in front of the dais - a puff of smoke goes up. SV. A man with two snakes wrapped round his arms dances past the dais. SV. Princess Margaret watching with an official assumed to be the Governor. GV. The warriors dancing in a frenzy. CV. One of the dancers with feathers on his back and on his robe. Crowd dancing, a monkey on a lead (chain) with some feathers attached to his back. SV. Princess Margaret watching, & SV. The monkey walking past on his two legs with feathers on his back. GV. The official party on the dais. GV. Warriors wearing large wooden blocks on their feet, dancing. CV. The warriors gaily painted, & GV. CV. The clogs on their feet. SV. A man carrying a baffling collection of stuff with a bottle, long pipe and other articles, with ostrich egg on his head, runs across in front of the dais. CV. Children's faces. GV. Princess Margaret inspecting gifts from the chief who are lined up behind their presents. CV. Princess Margaret smiling. SV. Princess Margaret holding a bowl and chatting with the chief. CV. The Princess' face.

    (Rota Lavender.) (Orig."D")

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:50:00 / 01:45:12:00

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