• Short Summary

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ANOTHER STATE WAS BORN IN AFRICA LESOTHO, A KINGDOM CREATED OUT OF THE OLD BRITISH COLONY OF BASUTOLAND.

  • Description

    YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ANOTHER STATE WAS BORN IN AFRICA LESOTHO, A KINGDOM CREATED OUT OF THE OLD BRITISH COLONY OF BASUTOLAND. THE SMALL, MOUNTAIN-RIDGED COUNTRY GAINED ITS FREEDOM AT ONE MINUTE AFTER MIDNIGHT, AND LATER IN THE MORNING, AT A CEREMONY IN THE MASERU NATIONAL STADIUM. PARAMOUNT CHIEF MOSHOESHOE 11 WAS SWORN IN AS KING OF LESOTHO.

    IN THE NIGHT CEREMONY, THE BRITISH FLAG WAS LOWERED OVER THE STADIUM AND THE RED, WHITE, BLUE AND GREEN FLAG OF LESOTHO RAISED IN ITS PLACE. THOSE AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED PRINCESS MARINA, REPRESENTING HER NIECE, QUEEN ELIZABETH OF BRITAIN.

    IN THE LATER CEREMONY, PRINCESS MARINA HANDED OVER THE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS TO CHIEF MOSHOESHOE. PRESENT AS WELL AT THE CEREMONY WAS LESOTHO'S PRIME MINISTER, CHIEF LEABUA JONATHAN. LESOTHO IS THE TWELFTH BRITISH AFRICAN COLONY OR PROTECTORATE TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABF01ER1UBCP756NYEED5LUHT4
    Media URN:
    VLVABF01ER1UBCP756NYEED5LUHT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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