• Short Summary

    INDEPENDENCE CAME TO ZANZIBAR YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AND COMES TO KENYA TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

    FOR ZANZIBAR IT MEANT?

  • Description

    INDEPENDENCE CAME TO ZANZIBAR YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AND COMES TO KENYA TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

    FOR ZANZIBAR IT MEANT THE END OF 73 YEARS OF BRITISH PROTECTION. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, WEARING THE DRESS-WHITES OF AN ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, REPRESENTED QUEEN ELIZABETH. HE SHARED THE PLACE OF HONOUR ON THE DAIS WITH THE BRITISH PRESIDENT, SIR GEORGE MOORING, AND THE SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR, SEYYID SIR ABDULLA BIN KHALIF. MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED.

    AS MIDNIGHT NEARED, TROOPS OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS MARCHED IN A FINAL SALUTE. THE DUKE THEN READ A MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE "SPICE ISLAND", WELCOMING THEM INTO THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

    THEN, JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, CAME THE BREAKING OF ZANZIBAR'S NEW GOLDEN CLOVE FLAG. THE ISLAND WAS NOW INDEPENDENT.

    AFTER THE CELEBRATIONS, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH FLEW TO NAIROBI FOR KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE CEREMONY TONIGHT. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT LAST NIGHT BY KENYA'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, MR. JOMO KENYATTA. HE SMILED BROADLY AS MR. KENYATTA PINNED ON HIS LAPEL A BADGE OF A COCKEREL, THE EMBLEM OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION. THE COMING OF UHURU (FREEDOM) TO KENYA WILL MEAN THE END OF 68 YEARS' BRITISH RULE. LIKE ZANZIBAR, KENYA WILL REMAIN IN COMMONWEALTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEAGRH813ECT8QALMIVFSZ52OE
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAGRH813ECT8QALMIVFSZ52OE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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