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Dating to the late 1930s, this astonishing silent color 16mm home movie documents one woman’s trip to Africa. At 2:50 there are scenes in an African village, including shots of indigenous peoples. It wasn’t just a sightseeing trip either, but a hunting trip which saw her shoot many different kinds of animals. The blood bath she produced includes a cheetah shown at 4:04, a water buffalo at 4:40, a gazelle at 6:46, a male lion at 10:30, an elephant at 11:00, and a bull elephant at 11:44. At 14:04 a man walks by with a camel, followed by a caravan. At 14:30 the woman poses with children and an early Land Rover touring car. At 15:00 Mt. Kenya is visible.

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Croatian Warmaster says:

Queen Huntress

leodingo69 says:

Imagine the stories she would tell to her grandsons

seif hart says:

What is this rifle

Abdullah Ibn Yusuf says:

Killing ust 4 fun. She will burn in hellfire

A Ongun says:

Couple of things. In Africa it is Cape Buffalo, not Water Buffalo which can be found in Asia, Australia and now in Argentina (has been imported for hunting purposes) also the body looks more like a Wildebeast body not Cape buffalo. The elephant at 11:00 and bull elephant at 11:44 are the same elephant.

Bob Loss says:

Have watched several of your military films and did not realize you had such a gem as this! Thank you for posting this, it was a real pleasure! Was searching for Peter Capstick films when this popped up.

Chase Johnson says:

This is disgusting

ahadwein says:

I m curious about the gun, Mannlicher Schönauer?

Edward Pape says:

Since you encourage comments I will offer just a few. This is an interesting video to be sure but it's from another time and it needs to be taken in the proper context. To use the description "blood bath" is irresponsible and in poor taste. It reflects the personal feelings of the author while not properly providing a description that remains in context with the content and time period of the film. Hunting for sport whether or not a person agrees with it on their own personal code of ethics remains legal in many countries and is accepted by many even by some scientists and wildlife biologists (with some reservations) as a means of controlling and managing wildlife populations that inevitable come into conflict with humans wants and needs. Kenya is a perfect example of emotion taking over rational thought since the population of large wildlife there remains in decline even though hunting was banned decades ago, while countries that allow and manage hunting have problems with overpopulation of some species. Some of this is of course exacerbated by human created boundaries and fences which have interrupted or destroyed natural immigration routes. Long before the 1930's and further beyond, Cheetahs and Lions were largely considered vermin by farmers and ranchers, including indigenous people who relied on their herds for sustenance. That's not a Water Buffalo at 4:40, its a Wildebeest or Gnu. The term "Water Buffalo" is incorrect anyway as African buffalos include the Cape or Southern Buffalo and The Dwarf Forest Buffalo and several sub-species, but none of them are properly described as a Water Buffalo. The Elephant appears to be the same Bull Elephant at 11:00 and 11:44 and while its most likely a bull, there is really no way to tell from the video. It could be a very large cow. Same lack of proper attention went into the description of the Land Rover. A little effort in your research will go a long way.

François Perreault says:

Olive Smythies?

François Perreault says:

Shooted in kodachrome 16mm … after 1935

François Perreault says:

There is no early land rover… and the first LR is 1949

Phineas J Whoopie says:

Films like this are as close as we can get to time travel. Fascinating look back.

pamtnman pamtnman says:

She almost never smiles, but she does use open sights on her rifle, and so she must be an impressive shooter. Curious about that elephant, which would not succumb to her bolt rifle. Must have been a heavy double rifle in there somewhere to kill it. I am a lifelong hunter and trapper, and all I can say is this kind of trophy hunting just does not appeal to me. If I were there, I would be interested to watch the animals, maybe take a couple for meat to eat, but the watching would be the best part.

Adam Christo says:

good old days

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