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Title:THE ARRIVAL AND RECEPTION OF LORD ROBERTS AT CAPETOWN [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1081e
Summary: Lord Roberts, the new Commander-in-Chief, arrives at Cape Town harbour, South Africa, 10th January 1900.
Description: An honour guard of Infantry marches into position beside the dock, past Roberts' ship, the SS Dunnottar Castle. Roberts, in Field Marshal's dress blue uniform, comes down the gangplank, followed by his staff, in khaki. Roberts gets into a horse-drawn coach, which drives off.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 126 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Title: this has been taken from the Warwick catalogue for 1900
Production: this film is Warwick catalogue number 5540a
Summary: the identification of this film was made by James Barker, late of the Department of Information Retrieval, Imperial War Museum, in work for the television series 'Flashback'
Technical: this item is currently held on a single reel with films IWM 1081a-g, the can is marked as IWM 1081