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Royal Naval Squadron Visits Durban AKA Royal Navy In South Africa (1948)

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Published on Apr 13, 2014

(REEL 2) Durban. South Africa




L.S. The busy quayside at Durban pan to gangway to one of the aircraft carriers showing visitors boarding and leaving the ship. L.S. Queues lined up on wharf awaiting their turn to see the ship. L.S. Pan of queue right up gangway into ship. L.M.S. Back shot people boarding ship, pan up to turret of ship. L.S. Elevated shot of Queue. (2 shots) L.S. G.V. busy quayside. S.C.U. The bows of H.M.S. Vengeance pan to G.V. of busy Wharf showing sight seers boarding the ship. M.S. Party of British sailors escorted by a hostess hail two rickshaws and enter same and start on a sight seeing trip of the town. M.S. Rickshaws passing camera. M.S. Head-on shot of rickshaws going along road (5 shots) Rickshaw pullers jump occasionally as they walk along M.S. Party of four sailors with their hostesses enjoying a drink at the 'Athlone' tea gardens, pan up to wild monkey sitting a top of pole watching party below. M.S. Monkey jumps down onto another pole nearer the party. S.C.U. Sailors feeding the monkey with bananas (3 shots) Monkey runs up pole again. M.S. Various shots sailors feeding monkey on ground. L.S. Monkey, in silhouette sitting on top of tree. Bounds down. L.S. The Destroyer 'Corunna' leaving Durban harbour ( 2 shots) L.S. The destroyer 'Agincourt' leaving harbour ( 3 shots) L.S. Aerial view of the H.M.S. 'Theseus' leaving Durban. harbour. L.S. Aerial view of two aircraft carriers Vengeance and Theseus and destroyers at sea during manoeuvres. M.S. L.S. Elevated crew lined up for inspection on deck of H.M.S. Vengeance. M.S. Elevated the Captain inspecting ratings. L.S. M.S. The inspection in progress ( 4 shots) L.S. Men march towards stern of ship to take up position for Remembrance Day Service (2 shots) L.S. Elevated ship's personnel formed in Square while service is in progress. L.S. M.S. Zulus Dancers are to entertain the ship's crew, marching along quay. M.S. ( 4 shots) L.S. Back view of Zulus dancers ascending gangway. ( 5 shots) L.S. The Lift on the Flight deck of the Vengeance rising with a load of Zulu dancers. M.S. Zulus marching forward as a preliminary to dance. M.S. Drummers. L.S. Back view of Zulus. M.S. Zulus beginning dance. S.C.U. The drum and clapper band.




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