• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA OF THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, HERDED A LARGE GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC DELEGATION WHICH GATHERED AT THE FOOT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ANOSY, TOGETHER WITH MOST OF THE POPULATION OF TANANARIVE, TO COMMEMORATE THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REBELLION OF 1947.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA OF THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, HERDED A LARGE GOVERNMENT, MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC DELEGATION WHICH GATHERED AT THE FOOT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ANOSY, TOGETHER WITH MOST OF THE POPULATION OF TANANARIVE, TO COMMEMORATE THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REBELLION OF 1947.

    THE REBELLION, WHICH WAS CRUSHED BY THE FRENCH COLONIAL FORCES, WAS THE START OF THE MOVE FOR INDEPENDENCE OF MADAGASCAR - GRANTED BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IN 1958, WHEN IT BECAME MALAGASY, A SELF-GOVERNING REPUBLIC WITHIN THE FRENCH COMMUNITY; FOLLOWED BY FULL INDEPENDENCE IN 1960.

    OFFICIAL FRENCH SOURCES AT THE TIME GAVE THE NUMBER OF KILLED DURING THE REBELLION AS 13,000 - BUR MALAGASY SOURCES TODAY SAY THAT THE FIGURE WAS CLOSED TO 80,000.

    NO EUROPEAN IS EVER INVITED, OR HAS EVER PARTICIPATED IN, THE COMMEMORATION CEREMONY HELD AT THE MEMORIAL TO THE WAR DEAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDGM7W7V9Q32RWVT3PKQLB9SY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDGM7W7V9Q32RWVT3PKQLB9SY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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