• Short Summary

    A mammoth crowd of over a million people beating the record crowd that greeted President Eisenhower, welcomed and greeted Queen Elizabeth at the new world famous Ram Lila Grounds of New Delhi.

  • Description


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    SOUND- Queen appearing on the rostrum with the Duke and the vast gathering waving Indian and British flags.


    2.
    Two takes of the Mayor speaking in Hindi..earlier are the shots of garlanding.


    3.
    The Queen starting her speech.


    2.
    Three different takes of the Queen's speech.



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    Two different takes of Mr. Nehru's speech.


    2.
    Various shots of the closing ceremony...national anthems etc.



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    Three different shots of the crowds braving rains by covering themselves with sheets prior to the arrival of the Queen.


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    Two shots of the mammoth crowds waving flags.


    3.
    Tele shot of the Queen being met by Municipal Commissioners.


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    Tele shot of the Queen and the Duke waving to the crowd..Queen, Duke and Mr. Nehru...Mayor garlanding the Queen...Duke garlanded...Shot of presentations...Queen addressing the vast gathering...Top back shot of Mr. Nehru speaking...Crowd shot..



    N.B. After shot No. 4 is the shot of Girls singing welcome song.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A mammoth crowd of over a million people beating the record crowd that greeted President Eisenhower, welcomed and greeted Queen Elizabeth at the new world famous Ram Lila Grounds of New Delhi. As the Queen arrived at the grounds and appeared on the rostrum with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh the vast gathering waved the Indian tricolour and the Union Jack. Rain had failed to drive the crowds home, who picked up the sheets spread on the ground and had visited impatiently for the Queen. Sun continued to play tricks and it drizzled through out the evening and the vast gathering had braved it all.

    The Mayor of Delhi in the Civic Address praised the growing friendship between India and UK. The Queen in her reply thanked the people of Delhi for the welcome and placed before them the friendship of the Commonwealth. Mr. Nehru in his speech dealt with the various faces of Delhi.

    The Mayor of Delhi presented to the Queen a marvellous replace of Qutb Minar in ivory, which had taken six months to make by five craftsmen. The Duke was presented with a candle stand. The function ended with the playing of National Anthems and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh waved to the crowds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3KCCSSBY8LVAE72NAHL1CPUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KCCSSBY8LVAE72NAHL1CPUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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