• Short Summary

    Duchess of Kent flies to Ghana to take part in its independence celebrations.

  • Description

    Accra, Ghana (Gold Coast).

    GV. Duchess of Kent's Stratocruiser plane taxiing in on airfield in Accra. LV. West Africans watching. LV. Duchess of Kent coming down steps from plane, and being greeted by Sir Charles Arden-Clarke. LV. Guard of Honour presenting arms. SV. Union Jack and the red, green and gold Tricolour of Ghana. LV. Pan, Princess Marina Duchess of Kent walking away from aircraft accompanied by the Governor General of the new state, Sir Charles Arden-Clarke. SV. West Africans watching. CU. Pan, Duchess of Kent walking to car to drive into the centre of Accra. SV. & LV. West Africans banging drums to start celebrations. GV. Duchess of Kent's car driving down roadway en route to the centre of Accra. SV. West African tribal chiefs on the aerodrome watching the arrival of American Vice-President Richard Nixon. SV. Vice-President Nixon accompanied by his wife walking down steps of aircraft and being greeted. LV. West Africans holding large sunshade umbrellas. SV. & SCU. Mrs Nixon shaking hands with ordinary West Africans on the airport. GV. Duchess of Kent being escorted to dais, sheltered by the State Umbrella. SV. Tribal chiefs watching. SV. Duchess of Kent on dais. SV. Group of West Africans watching the Duchess shake hands with various West African VIP's. SV. Duchess of Kent shaking hands with West Africans. GV. Group of West Africans watching. SV. Duchess of Kent shaking hands with West Africans.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene I.)

    NKRUMAH, DR. KWAME PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA ACCRA GIVES TRIBAL WELCOME TO DUCHESS OF KENT AND SENATOR NIXON. (Accra, Ghana) (SEE CARD - POLITICAL - FOREIGN - GOVERNMENTS - GHANA) (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene I.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    637.12
    Media URN:
    32624
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:49:00 / 01:30:06:00
    Canister:
    57/20

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