War came to Kenya

Accession Number F01337
Collection type Film
Measurement 18 min 17 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Place made East Africa, Ethiopia
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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Kenya's contribution to the Allied war effort. Covers Kenya defence force training. Governor Sir Henry Moore proclaimation on the state of war between Britain and Italy. Reinforcements arrive from many parts of Africa and the Commonwealth. Sir Henry Moore reviews South African Troops. Kukuyu and Masai contributions to the war effort. Lady Moore organises womens comforts depot of Kenya. Field Marshal General Jan Smuts visits South African Army. Kenyans train for naval service at the port city of Mombasa. Capture of the Italian Ship 'Leonardo Di Vinci'. Invasion of Italian held Ethiopia. Capture of Addis Abba. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie welcomed by General Sir Alan Cunningham. Produced at the Killarney Studios of the South African Film Productions Ltd Johannesburg.

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