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    Titles read: "DUKE ENDS INDIA TOUR".

    Bangalore, Calcutta, Jamshedpur.

    Street scenes in Bangalore showing crowds of people and bullock carts. Several shots of a mass of Indian people sitting under the Shamiana (tent) at the Indian Institute of Science which was celebrating its Golden Jubilee. The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) is seated on a platform with the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Various shots of the Duke making a speech to the assembly.

    General view of Howhra Bridge in Calcutta, this being the biggest bridge in India. An Indian man carries about eight large wire baskets across the bridge. Traffic moving across bridge includes a modern type of bus, very similar to London buses. Street scenes in Calcutta: Indian people asleep on the pavement as traffic moves by, a porter having a siesta by laying down his head in a basket, pan up to cars passing.

    General view of the Tata Steel Mills at Jamshedpur which is 160 miles South of Calcutta. L/S of the steel foundry. The Duke arrives, sitting in the back of an open car and waving to crowds. The Duke is garlanded by an old worker of the steel mills. The Duke sits in a jeep and is driven through the production shops where locomotive parts are manufactured. He waves to the workers as he passes them. Workers are welding as he goes by.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:48:00 / 01:55:15:00
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    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry Historical Figures & Celebrities
    India India archive Port Talbot
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