• Short Summary

    June 26 in Tananarive's Mahamasina Stadium, Premier Tsiranana and France's Secretary of State of the Community, M.

  • Description

    June 26 in Tananarive's Mahamasina Stadium, Premier Tsiranana and France's Secretary of State of the Community, M. Foyer, read out - in Madagascar and French - the official proclamation of Madagascar's independence.

    Tsiranana spoke of Madagascar's gratitude for past French aid, and of continuing friendship within the French Community.

    The audience: a jubilant crowd of 100,000. Background effects: the solemn firing of cannon salutes every 30 minutes during the ceremony. In front of Tsiranana was the sacred Vatomasina stone, where kings of the old Madagascar monarchy were consecrated.

    After a message from General de Gaulle, the army paraded round the stadium with its new independence flag. There were earlier speeches, too, - at the Premier's official residence, overlooking the capital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEN1YBNZPT3QN3JZOSSMPXHQA
    Media URN:
    VLVADEN1YBNZPT3QN3JZOSSMPXHQA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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