Film: 3778

Places + Locations | 1940 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

Air mail in Africa.
Bullock cart. Running postman. Native black runner with letter on cleft stick. Steam train, Plane. Cape Town, South Africa, streets, office, secretary. Letters from Cape Town to Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa. General Post Office, Cape Town. Letter sorting and franking, bagged and by van to airport. Plane - Sighmaster (?) Bags loaded, propellers started up, plane on runway, takes off, aerial view of Cape Town. In the cockpit. South African Airways airplane in the air. Johannesburg, aerial views. Mail transferred to Belgian plane 'Sabena'. Aerial views of Pretoria. Transvaal. Rhodesia - Bulawayo - refuel. Aerial views. Bus into Elizabethville - Leopold Hotel - Streets, shops, churches, houses. Aerial view - Leopoldville - on the Congo. Brazzaville - mailman carrying bags across river on ferry. Native postmen deliver letter to architect's office.


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