LORD ROBERTS LEAVING FOR SOUTH AFRICA
This film is held by the BFI (ID: 420915).
ACTUALITY. Lord Roberts leaving to take over control of the British Army in South Africa fighting the Boer War.
Lord Roberts, preceded by Lady Roberts and accompanied by a number of diginitaries, walks up the gangway onto the deck of the `Dunottar Castle', raising his top hat to acknoledge the cheering. A line of guards is drawn up on the quayside.
Note: Filmed from on board the ship, 23 December 1899.
Refs: John Barnes, Filming the Boer War (1992), p 292. Warwick cat. no. 5521.