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Kayaks Down The Nile
Description: In 1950, John Goddard and his two companions followed the Nile River from its source in the heart of Africa to its mouth in the Mediterranean by kayak.
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Clip #: TFA-337A
Length: 26:30
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Africa
Country: Egypt
Subject: Explorers
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Egypt, Nile River, Presenter Jack Douglas introducing and interviewing John Goddard about kayak journey down Nile River, map of Africa with pointer tracing route along Nile River from Lake Victoria to Mediterranean Sea, John Goddard, Jean LaPorte and Andre Davy standing together, LaPorte and Davy pushing disassembled kayaks and equipment on boat carriages through bush, LaPorte assembling kayak, Kagera River, rapids, narrow channels, expedition members movingethrough dense jungle and swamp, Lake Victoria, Ripon Falls, Owen Falls, expedition utilizing dugout canoe in company with African explorers, native fishermen welcoming expedition to their village, children gathering around to examine explorer’s equipment, African explorers paddling mitumbwi dugout canoe, hippos roaring in water, crocodiles entering water, Goddard wearing crocodile skull on his head, explorers bathing in water and rinsing off kayaks, elephant walking onto land from river near Goddard in kayak, Goddard examining wild boar carcass, desert region, explorer paddling kayak near flooded palm trees, raging sandstorm, explorers paddling kayaks through rapids near rocks in water, Khartoum, Wadi Halfa, second cataract, water broken up into channels by boulders, explorers transporting and paddling kayaks through rocky channel, expedition members paddling kayak through high waves, local tribe welcoming expedition arriving at river bank, tribe chief trying out kayak and paddling backwards, Goddard shooting goose with .22 rifle and holding up catch, rapids, waterfall, upper Egypt, felucca boats, Abu Simbel temples, Temple of Ramses II, Goddard climbing to base of Ramses statue, views from mountain looking down at Nile River, expedition members paddling kayaks through water submerged archeological ruins and temples, Aswan Dam, Goddard putting on swim fins and diving mask and exploring temple of Philae underwater, Goddard diving off temple into water, Cairo, locals on boat welcoming kayakers, women dressed in traditional attire belly dancing, Giza pyramid complex, pyramids, Goddard mounting camel and exploring Giza plateau, Great Sphinx of Giza, Goddard climbing Great Pyramid of Giza, Pyramid of Khafre, delta, expedition members kayaking through densely populated area with locals along river bank, women washing laundry in river running away as expedition travels past, felucca boats, feluccas, mob of locals gathered along bank as expedition travels past, Egyptian soldiers on horseback guarding expedition members from mob, expedition members kayaking near Assiut Barrage, expedition members standing on shore near Rosetta watching boat, Mayor of Rosetta shaking hands with expedition members, Goddard holding up Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles flag, Jack Douglas interviewing Goddard about ramifications from kayak journey and his future trips, previews of next week’s episode about Admiral Byrd’s second expedition to Antarctica

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