• Short Summary

    Continuing her Ethiopian programme, the Duchess of Gloucester visited the Princess Tsaihi Memorial Hospital at Addis Ababa, Nov. 16.

  • Description

    Continuing her Ethiopian programme, the Duchess of Gloucester visited the Princess Tsaihi Memorial Hospital at Addis Ababa, Nov. 16. She was met at the hospital entrance by Mrs. Sylvia Pankhurst and numbers of the staff.

    After introduction, the Duchess started her tour of the hospital, visiting the wards, operating theatres and pepping at babies in incubators.

    Meanwhile, the Duke of Gloucester was at the Britain military cemetery outside Addis Ababa. The Chief of Police, Colonel Wright, was there to meet him. The Duke laid a wreath at the war memorial.

    Among the people introduced to him was a World War One veteran, Desta Birru, 64, who lost a leg while fighting with the King's African Rifles in Tanganyika.He wore a row of British medal ribbons pinned to his tattered British Army uniform.

    The Duke then returned to Addis Ababa for a dinner party at the British Embassy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GC39SKQ74XCRLR84XZRE92VM
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GC39SKQ74XCRLR84XZRE92VM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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