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British Parliamentary delegation headed by Walter Eliot visits Kenya and probes Mau Mau uprising situation

A film titled 'Delegation tour of Kenya' shows a six member British Parliamentary delegation headed by Walter Eliot visiting Kenya. They visit a construction site where a member of the delegation helps the workers with the construction work. They watch local men and women dig a ditch for a guard post. Kenya police band plays sports organized by them. Officials visit a group of Mau Mau prisoners being encouraged to farm land in their prison area. Delegation visits Athi river camp where Walter Eliot addresses the Mau Mau prisoners. Two prisoners give a petition to the members of the delegation from, behind the barbed wires.

Date: 1955
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Death of King George VI of England and highlights of his life, from public school days to his death..

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of United Kingdom, walking with Princess Elizabeth, behind them. King George saying farewell to Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip as they board a British Overseas Airways passenger plane for a 5-month trip abroad to Africa and Australia. Scenes of the King as a young man, in public school and as a young Naval Officer, and Duke of York. Royal carriage with escort and scene of dowager Queen Mary with the Duke of York and his wife, the former Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons on the occasion of their wedding, April 26, 1923. Royal carriage carrying King George VI on day of Coronation following the abdication of his brother, Edward the 8th. Scenes of coronation of King George VI. The Royal Family: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret pose on castle balcony. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on royal thrones. Historic profile photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during trip to Africa. King George VI and Elizabeth II visiting Canada. King George VI, formally dressed, with President Franklin Roosevelt, in an open car. The royal couple sitting with the Roosevelts on a porch, in the sun. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II in the country, with cart and on bicycles with daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Scenes of royal wedding of Princes Elizabeth and Prince Philip, with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II attending. The British royal family on occasion of 25th wedding anniversary of George VI and Elizabeth II. Crowds outside Buckingham Palace in vigil during illness of King George VI. Signs being posted about the King's condition. King George VI actively engaged following recovery from surgery. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip being welcomed in Kenya. Kenyans in native dress. Kenyan boy presents bouquet of flowers to Princess Elizabeth. Newspapers announce death of King George VI, at Sandringham Palace and Princess Elizabeth returning from Kenya to assume the throne.

Date: 1952, February 6
Duration: 6 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Injured leader of Mau Mau terrorist organization, captured from his mountain hideout in Kenya, on a litter under custody.

Leader of Mau Mau terrorist organization captured from his mountain hideout in Kenya. Leader Dethan Kimathi, one of the last leaders, wounded during the operation lying on litter. Other arrested subordinates of him. Officer displays a leopard skin hat and leopard fur coat of Kimathi.

Date: 1956, October 29
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded Mau Mau terrorist group leader General China is carried on a stretcher in Kenya.

Britain's Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttleton visits Kenya. Oliver Lyttleton gets off an aircraft and is met by a dignitary. A man with a gun. A guard in a watch tower. A jungle patrol is undertaken. Mau Mau terrorist group leader Waruhiu Itote (General China) is captured. Wounded General China on a stretcher.

Date: 1954, March 8
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ernest Hemingway receiving award from Government, in Cuba.

1954, the year he won the Nobel Prize for literature, Ernest Hemingway steps to the railing of a boat, in Cuba, to stand between military officers. Next, he is seen receiving an award from a Cuban official, as he stands at the boat rail, with his wife, Mary, at his side. He kisses her. Scene from earlier that year, shows Hemingway standing at, what appears to be Wilson Airport, in Nairobi, Kenya, with Roy Marsh, pilot of the chartered Cessna 180 airplane that will fly him and his wife, Mary, to Murchison Falls in January, 1954. (They had to make a forced landing there.)

Date: 1954
Duration: 1 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
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