• Short Summary

    Ghanaians held a solemn memorial service on Saturday (3 March) at the cenotaph at the Osu crossroads marking the spot where three ex-soldiers were killed by British police in 1948.

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    Ghanaians held a solemn memorial service on Saturday (3 March) at the cenotaph at the Osu crossroads marking the spot where three ex-soldiers were killed by British police in 1948.

    Saturday's service marked the 25th anniversary of the incident, called the "28th February shootings".

    Participants walked from the Ghana Legion centre to the cenotaph, where hymns were sung and both Moslem and Christian prayers were held. Wreaths were laid by various army officers, the commissioner of police and members of the legion.

    Major Archie Casley-Hayford, the national chairman of the Ghana Legion, gave a brief address at the cenotaph outlining the background and events at the time of the shooting.

    The three men killed, Sgt. Adjetey, Cpl, Attipoe and Pte. Lemptey, were shot by police while they took part in a grievance march by unemployed ex-servicemen to the palace headquarters of the British governor, Sir Gerald Creasy. Ghane was then the Gold Coast, still a British colony.

    Major Casley-Hayford called on the armed forces to dedicated themselves to the service of the nation and thanked the government for making it possible for the anniversary to be observed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE2BFVWB06SQ99N2YCUNQIWIRK
    Media URN:
    VLVAE2BFVWB06SQ99N2YCUNQIWIRK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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