Latest film of Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie shows his arrival at Sao Paolo, Brazil, on Dec. 14th, only a few hours before he heard about the coup d'etat in Addis Ababa.
GV plane arrives
SV state governor and wife
CU Selassie steps down from plane
SV guard salute
SV Selassie meets governor and wife
SV Selassie walks to guard of honour
LV Selassie salutes flag
SV inspects guard of honour
SV Selassie walks towards, with governor
GV crowd surging towards Selassie as he enters car
CU Selassie and governor in car
GV car leaves, Selassie waves
EDITORS: see prod. nos. 8064/60 library material of Emperor: 8116/60 Crown Prince in India recently: 8069/60 SOF radio signal picked up.
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Background: Latest film of Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie shows his arrival at Sao Paolo, Brazil, on Dec. 14th, only a few hours before he heard about the coup d'etat in Addis Ababa. On receiving the news, he immediately left Brazil to return home, where the upraising has now been quelled, according to official reports.
Accompanying him when he flew into Sao Paolo was his granddaughter, Aida Desta. They had just visited the new capital city of Brasilia, during the Emperor's official but short-lived tour of Brazil.