• Short Summary

    FLAGSTAFF HOUSE, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN ACCRA OF DEPOSED PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA, WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DEDICATED AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GHANA ARMY.

  • Description

    FLAGSTAFF HOUSE, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN ACCRA OF DEPOSED PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH OF GHANA, WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DEDICATED AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GHANA ARMY.

    AT A SPECIAL COLOURFUL CEREMONY, THE DEDICATION WAS CONDUCTED BY THREE CHAPLAINS OF THE METHODIST, ANGLICAN AND CATHOLIC CHURCHES, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MUSLIM RELIGION.

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL ANKRAH, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GHANA ARMED FORCES, TOLD A GATHERING OF MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, DIPLOMATS, CIVIL SERVANTS AND CHIEFS, THAT FLAGSTAFF HOUSE WAS BEING RESTORED TO ITS PROPER ROLE AND PLACE IN GHANA'S NEW ADMINISTRATION AS THE RESIDENCE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    FLAGSTAFF HOUSE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR OFFICERS COMMANDING THE WEST AFRICAN FORCES AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, WHEN GHANA - THEN THE GOLD COAST - FORMED PART OF THE ROYAL WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQ3K8AWGYD2SSVJ41SIG8WI3R
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQ3K8AWGYD2SSVJ41SIG8WI3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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