• Short Summary

    French Premier Michel Debre was present with Karim Aga Khan and Madagascar's President Tsiranana, to celebrate the country's independence, in its capital, Tananarive, July 31.

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    French Premier Michel Debre was present with Karim Aga Khan and Madagascar's President Tsiranana, to celebrate the country's independence, in its capital, Tananarive, July 31.

    A torchlight procession and raising the national flag in front of the independence memorial was followed by bestowal of Madagascar decorations. Then came a parade - troops, floats carrying tableaux representing Madagascar's different provinces, school children, and finally a review of the island's folklore and past history.

    Independence was formally proclaimed on June 26, but Madagascar's - conquered by France in 1896 - will remain in the French Community, "for better and for worse" said President Tsiranana. At an official speech he made highly complimentary references to President de Gaulle, and thanked France for her aid, but continued - :France is a great nation but she has no exclusive rights, and if her aid is insufficient, and if other countries want to help us, we shall accept them with open arms."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5E5K26LSIJ3DFCD5UCBIXRIK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5E5K26LSIJ3DFCD5UCBIXRIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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