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Charles de Gaulle arrives at Djibouti, Africa for a tour of the newly formed French African Community.

The Prime Minister of France, Charles de Gaulle, tours Djibouti in Africa. Charles de Gaulle arrives at Djibouti on his tour of the newly formed French African Community. Dignitaries receive and greet him as he disembarks from a plane. He greets and addresses the civilians. He attends a parade.

Date: 1959, May 9
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
African men rescue wild life from the fast rising waters behind the new Zambezi River dam.

Cariba Dam in Africa. Men in motorboat run on water. African men hunt animals in water. Men set up net. Hunted animals put into motorboat and transported.

Date: 1959, May 14
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Lt. General Jan Smuts attends unveiling and christening of a DH9 (or R.E.8) biplane "South Africa" during World War I.

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.

Date: 1917, May 5
Duration: 2 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States Army Air Force fighters and bombers attack German targets in Africa and Italy during World War II.

USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) attack German targets in Africa and Italy during World War 2. An animation shows location of U.S. 8th Air Force in England and U.S. 12th Air Force in North Africa. P-40 Warhawk fighter planes in flight over enemy targets in North Africa. German equipment and troops are strafed. A P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, peels off and dives towards ground. German planes on ground. A German transport plane takes off. German troops in plane. German transports in flight. U.S. fighter planes take off. German transport being shot down. An animation shows location of 9th Air Force in North Africa. U.S. amphibious landings and infantry troops on the coast of Italy. P-40s in flight strafing German troops. U.S. troops fire mortars and in combat. A-24 Banshee fighter plane flies low over water. U.S. troops dig foxholes. They go through a barbed wire entanglement. U.S. B-26 Marauder bomber in flight. Bombs fall and explode on the ground. A-20 Havoc fighters strafe German railroads. An animation shows reshuffling of U.S. Air Forces, the 12th in Italy, the 9th in England and the 15th in Africa.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Africans in the countryside.

'The word of god in Africa ' A map of Africa with a highlighted southern portion. Length and breadth of Africa. Countries that fit into the area occupied by Africa. An animation shows countries like America, India, China and others fitting into the area occupied by Africa. Africans outside their huts in countryside. People move across the railroad tracks.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Security Council places South Africa's apartheid crisis on its agenda as people protest on roads in South Africa.

Security Council meeting on South Africa crisis at United Nations headquarters in New York, United States. Dignitary speaks during the council meeting. Name plates in front of him read 'President' and 'United States'. Dignitaries and personnel present at the meeting. The Security Council places South Africa's apartheid crisis on its agenda, over South Africa protests. Meanwhile in South Africa, the native work stoppage continues and thousands march in protest against government policies. Factories near sea. People stand in a line at a shop. Protesters carry caskets as they demonstrate on road.

Date: 1960, March 31
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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