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Aviators Howard Hughes and Amy Johnson after record-setting flights to Los Angeles, California and Cape town, South Africa, respectively.

Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.

Date: 1936, May
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Athletes run marathon race, won by Kitel Son of Japan, during 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

Athletes running the marathon race during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin (Eleventh Olympiad). Spectators cheer. A man delivering race commentary. Kitel Son of Japan wins marathon race; Ernest Harper of England comes in second; Shoryu Nan of Japan, Third; Erkki Tamila of Finland, fourth; Vaino Muinonen of Finland, fifth; Johannes Coleman of South Africa, sixth.

Date: 1936, August
Duration: 5 min 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: Italian
 
 
Charles W. A. Scott and co pilot being welcomed after winning Britain-South Africa Air Race at Rand Airport in South Africa.

Winners being welcomed at Rand Airport in Germiston, South Africa. Aircraft lands at the Rand Airport. Aviator Charles William Anderson Scott and his co-pilot Giles Guthrie disembark from an aircraft. People welcome them as they win the Britain- South Africa 6500 miles Air Race in 53 hours.

Date: 1936, October 21
Duration: 31 sec
Sound: No
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
 
 
Markets, commerce, and architecture in the Muslim world of the Middle East

Opening scene shows families, including small children, walking through a bazaar in North Africa. Some riders on horseback pass them. A man in a fez and several merchants (some carrying goods on their heads) are seen. Customers converse with a seller of metal wares. Scene shifts to a bazaar in Arabia. Arabs and a few in more western dress, walk near the building. Inside, a man is seen sharpening and polishing curved knives. The next market shown is in Syria. A busy street is seen in front of the bazaar, with some persons riding camels. A merchant walking with a donkey carrying a load of goods. A boy rides a small donkey. Pedestrians abound. Wooden objects are displayed in one of the stalls of the market place, where carpenter is seen working on an item. Slate describes the next bazaar as located in North India (current-day Pakistan). A crowded market is seen with many textiles displayed and numerous persons walking through the area. Multistory buildings line the market. Views of Mosques in Moslem countries. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul,turkey. The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha (Alabaster Mosque) in the Citadel of Cairo, Egypt A mosque with five low domes (minaret not seen) in Yemen. The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. Women carrying parcels on their heads, as they walk past massive clay structures. Closeup of a woman with several children, who run to play in yard near a clay house. A donkey stands in the yard. Examples of some large attractive clay buildings in southern Arabia.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
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
 
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