Ship at dock in Africa. Native people on dock. Natives carrying large bags of grain for loading on ship. Supplies stacked on dock. A European man, wearing a suit and pith helmet, walks up gangplank and embarks on ship.
A very large canoe, seating approximately 15 native people, glides to shore of a river next to other similar craft. Automobile drives onto a wooden ferry raft. River and environs as seen from the ferry. View of river and waterfall, as seen from overlooking hill. Close view of waterfall. Man climbs cliff above the falls. Wooded area burning with brush fire..
Many native peoples in a field, Uganda, Africa.A bull tied with rope around its neck. Natives pull on rope around bull's feet, causing it to fall down with feet and legs tied in opposite directions.Natives look at bull.Native women and children sit in field, as the women weave baskets.One woman smokes a very long pipe. A European man in pith helmet takes photograph of several native men
Early model aircraft in Europe. Four French Breguet 14 reconnaissance photo airplanes parked on an airfield. One of the aircraft starts motor and taxis. Tempelhofer Airdrome in Berlin, Germany. Aircraft parked on a ramp at the airdrome. Buildings in the background. A row of Dornier Komet III monoplanes parked at an air base. Workmen push a German Udet Kondor transport aircraft which is a high winged four engine pusher transport aircraft. A small single engine high winged one passenger light aircraft takes off. Animated map of the world shows lines of projected air routes from Europe to Australia, South America and Africa. The projected air routes are from France to Algiers, from England to India and Australia, from Spain to Argentina and from Holland to Java
A group of native children sits outside a hut in Uganda, Africa. Children sing and wave while posing for motion picture camera. Members of Insombia Catholic Church Mission in the background. Children gesture while singing. Nuns in white habit and pith helmets.
Visit of Lieutenant General Jan Christiaan Smuts and his entourage at the Hendon airfield on the outskirts of London England, during World War 1, where dignitaries and spectators are gathered to attend the unveiling and christening of a De Havilland DH9 aircraft, named "South Africa." (Note: The plane also resembles a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. Position of pilot cockpit does not match a DH9 making identity uncertain). The aircraft was subscribed for by members of the London Chamber of Commerce, and presented as a gift to South Africa through the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Lifelong South African Lt. General Smuts with other dignitaries viewing the aircraft, including Lord Desborough who was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Air Fleet Committee. Mrs William Schreiner, the Marchioness of Winchester, stands with flowers in her hand and christens the aircraft. General Smuts talks to the dignitaries as they present the aircraft to honor and thank South Africa for its contribution to the war effort. Pilot Captain B.C. Hucks, dressed in heavy flight suit climbs aboard the airplane, which displays the name "South Africa," on its nose. The aircraft takes off and flies overhead. Scene changes to the Christening ceremony, in which Mrs. Schreiner christens the "South Africa." She is seen tapping its propeller with a small mallet. Closeup of the DH9 "South Africa". Others present at the event included Sir David Henderson, Lord Aberconway, Lord Glenconner, Sir Owen Phillip, Sir T. Vezey Strong, Lionel Martin, Faithfull Begg, Stanley Machin, Albert Sytner, Alfred Docker, John Cockburn, Algernon Firth, Sir J. W. Teverner, Harry Wilson, Robert Hadfield, Generals Branckner and Caddell, Maj Van der Spuy, Major Lord Roberts Innes Kerr, Capt Hambro, Capt Wilkinson, Capt Hucks, Captains Turner, Lyons, and Hope; John Cates, C.J. Fairfax Scott, Charles Musgrave.