• Short Summary

    AT A COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN THE TANGANYIKAN CAPITAL OF DAR-ES-SALAAM, DEC 8, PRIME MINISTER JULIUS NYERERE UNVEILED A STRIKING MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE TERRITORY.

  • Description

    AT A COLOURFUL CEREMONY IN THE TANGANYIKAN CAPITAL OF DAR-ES-SALAAM, DEC 8, PRIME MINISTER JULIUS NYERERE UNVEILED A STRIKING MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE TERRITORY. THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ELABORATE PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR THE GREAT DAY: DEC 9. ON THE EVE OF INDEPENDENCE THE CAPITAL WAS A BLAZE OF LIGHTS WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SINGING AND DANCING IN THE STREETS AND PARKS.

    AMONG THE OFFICIAL GUESTS AT THE UNVEILING OF THE MONUMENT WAS THE KENYA AFRICAN LEADER, JOMO KENYATTA. THE KENYAN WAS GIVEN A TREMENDOUS RECEPTION BY THE HUGE CROWD WATCHING THE CEREMONY. DURING HIS ADDRESS MR NYERERE WARNED HIS PEOPLE THAT THE MONUMENT WAS NOT THE REAL SYMBOL OF THE COUNTRY'S FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY. THAT, HE SAID, WAS SOMETHING THAT THEY HAD TO BUILD IN THE YEARS TO COME.

    LATER THAT DAY PRIME MINISTER NYERERE WENT TO THE AIRPORT TO GREET THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, WHO WILL BE THE PRINCIPAL FIGURE IN THE LONG DAY OF PAGEANTRY. ALSO ON HAND TO WELCOME THE ROYAL VISITOR WAS THE GOVERNOR OF TANGANYIKA AND LADY TURNBULL.

    THE CLIMAX OF THE CELEBRATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE NEW VAST NATIONAL STADIUM IN DAR-ES-SALAAM, WHEN THE DUKE WILL HAND OVER THE CHARTER OF INDEPENDENCE ON BEHALF OF THE QUEEN. APART FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THE BIRTH OF THE NEWEST COMMONWEALTH STATE WILL BE WATCHED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF MORE THAN SIXTY COUNTRIES.

    BRITAIN HAS ADMINISTERED TANGANYIKA - FORMERLY A GERMAN COLONY - SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR 1. IN MARKED CONTRAST WITH MOST OF THE EMERGING AFRICAN NATIONS TANGANYIKA HAS MOVED INTO INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EC3PO9GNC5IIQODNOT2D3J6S
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EC3PO9GNC5IIQODNOT2D3J6S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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