A hydroelectric installation at a cofferdam on the Zambezi River in Rhodesia. The Zambezi River flowing into Lake Kariba in Central Rhodesia. A hydroelectric installation at the cofferdam on the river. A tunnel intersecting to a power station. Water flows in the river.
Swear-in ceremonies of a new chief of the Giuto tribe which is the largest in Rhodesia. An official presents a hat and a stick to the new 70 year old chief. Military troops march. A panther skin is presented to the new chief. Spectataors watch the ceremonies. The offical strokes the beard of the chief as a part of their custom.
British monarchs tour to Africa. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and princesses Elizabeth and Margaret visit the Victoria Falls, twice as high as Niagara Falls, on the Zambezi River running between Zambia and Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe). King George VI presents a gift to the ruling Chief of Barotseland, Imwiko Lewanika, known as the Mbumu wa Litunga. Lozi natives dance to drumbeats. Barotseland Chief rowed by native Lozi men.
Congo crisis forces Belgian nationals to flee. Belgian national cross over into Northern Rhodesia. Policemen march and take away the guns and other weapons carried by refugees. They look at weapons confiscated from the refugees. Damaged shops in Congo after they were burnt by Congolese Army. Troops patrol the streets. A man stands next to a burnt car. Congolese women cross the road.
A guide, dressed in tropical khakis, escorts a clergyman near Victoria Falls. Two Missionaries in clerical collars, with a woman and two boys, view Victoria Falls in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Africa.Several views of the principal and ancillary rivers and falls.
Restrospective of the 1954 search for a suitable site for U.S. Air Force testing of ballistic missiles. Coastal area with ocean in the background. Officials look over charts, maps, photographs as they select the site for Vandenberg Air Force Base. In January, 1958, view of building with a sign that reads ' Headquarters, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base' Entrance of the headquarters as Major General David Wade walks out. U.S. Air Force officers and airmen attend missile training classes. Airmen work on assembly of Thor missiles . U.S. Air Force officers and airmen operate missile launch consoles in a launch control center. November, 1958, Thor intermediate range missile on a trailer being delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Trailer backs up to the launch pad. December, 16, 1958, the Thor missile on launch pad venting gases. U.S. Air Forces officers at a launch console. The Thor missile is launched. RAF airmen watch missile in flight.