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« on: September 07, 2016, 08:12:48 AM »

I've been working with clients from England on the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa and the archives has color footage of it from start to finish: quite something to see Princess Elizabeth smiling and laughing - even when she and her sister are presented with snakes at a snake park and recoil in horror - and definitely quite something to see King George walking around in short pants!  Buggedout TeddyR

My interest in the Royal Family began and ended with Princess Diana but this footage is fascinating: it is interesting to know that Afrikaans speaking people welcomed them warmly here, despite lingering resentment concerning the genocide in the Anglo Boer War concentration camps.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 09:29:58 AM »

I've been working with clients from England on the 1947 Royal Tour of South Africa and the archives has color footage of it from start to finish: quite something to see Princess Elizabeth smiling and laughing - even when she and her sister are presented with snakes at a snake park and recoil in horror - and definitely quite something to see King George walking around in short pants!  Buggedout TeddyR

My interest in the Royal Family began and ended with Princess Diana but this footage is fascinating: it is interesting to know that Afrikaans speaking people welcomed them warmly here, despite lingering resentment concerning the genocide in the Anglo Boer War concentration camps.


I would love to see this footage :)
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 01:06:50 PM »

That'd be great to see, Trevor. You do fine work, sir!

I have also been falling asleep lately watching (and dreaming about) your country on Safari Live's YouTube feed. Dawn comes there about the same time I go to bed, so it makes for good TV. The sunrises there are golden!

It's all live in a vast (I think they said 9.1 million acre?) wildlife park in South Africa, and you never know if lions will turn up, eagles, hyenas, why two nights ago I saw a young adult male elephant humping a tree.

I woke my husband up and said, "Dude, this you gotta see..."

He said, "Am I still dreaming or is an elephant trying to make a cross-species hybrid with a tree?"

I of course tried to convince him he was still asleep and dreaming but he's a crafty one.

Even the park ranger doing commentary said he'd never seen anything like that before! Oh that elephant was going to town, having a merry time with that tree....

The ranger called South Africa the most beautiful country in the world, and I'll give him no arguments that's it's for sure one of the most interesting too!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 01:08:36 AM »

It's all live in a vast (I think they said 9.1 million acre?) wildlife park in South Africa, and you never know if lions will turn up, eagles, hyenas, why two nights ago I saw a young adult male elephant humping a tree.

I wonder what set him off?  Wink Wink


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The ranger called South Africa the most beautiful country in the world, and I'll give him no arguments that's it's for sure one of the most interesting too!

Agreed: it has its' issues but it is a beautiful country with good peeps.  Smile
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