Cabinet's India Mission Aka Cabinets India… 1946

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    Title reads: "Cabinet's India Mission Leaves".

    Northolt Aerodrome, London.

    Various shots of A. V. Alexander, Labour's Lord of Admiralty, saying goodbye before boarding an aeroplane bound for India. He shakes hands with various men on tarmac and kisses his wife goodbye. She waves her handkerchief as the plane takes off.

    Hurn Airport.

    M/S of Sir Stafford Cripps and Lady Cripps, tilt up to show nose of passenger plane. C/U of Lord Pethwick Lawrence. He gives speech into microphone for press. He says he hopes that India will be able to achieve "that certain measure" of independence. Various shots of special commission getting on board BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Avro York plane. We see the plane take off.

    The men are part of special commission working with Indian government and Viceroy to achieve Indian independence.

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    01:50:45:00 / 01:52:05:00
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