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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.