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Africa (continent)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

A Basuto Chief greeting His Majesty the King on the occasion of the Royal visit to Basutoland, 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305O/120
Scope and Contents

154 x 114 mm. Showing King George V shaking hands with a Basuto chief, with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, standing behind the king on the dais. Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, can be seen in the background.

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Film 1, 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/1
Scope and Contents

This film (part one of a two-part film) records the Royal party leaving Buckingham Palace on January 31st 1947 to cheering crowds and boarding a train at Waterloo Station for Portsmouth. It records the Royal party boarding HMS Vanguard, entertainment on deck during the voyage, and their arrival at Cape Town on February 17th 1947.

Dates: 1947-01-31 - 1947-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.
 File

Film 2, 1947-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 358/2
Scope and Contents

This film (second part of a two-part film) records the Royal Party's visit to Kenilworth Racecourse, near Cape Town, the opening by the King of the Ninth Union Parliament, and the Royal Party's visit to Port Elizabeth. It closes with a brief African dancing scene.

Dates: 1947-02
Conditions Governing Access: Copyright: British Film Institute. Permission has been obtained from the British Film Institute for the films to be streamed via the University of Cambridge's Streaming Media Service, to make them available for research and teaching within the University of Cambridge. They may not be downloaded. Online access is limited to holders of Raven passwords (University of Cambridge). All other researchers: please contact rcs@lib.cam.ac.uk to make an appointment. For copyright reasons, the films can be viewed upon request only and in person at Cambridge University Library. All other requests to use any part of the films must be addressed to the British Film Institute.

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