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    Lady Mountbatten inspects the new Red Cross Lorries. Red Cross giving aid to refugees.

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    New Delhi, India


    M.S. General Thompson, British Red Cross Commissioner in India and Pakistan, making speech prior to presenting cheque. Lady Louis Mountbatten also seen. M.S. He presents the cheque to Lady Mountbatten. M.S. Lady Mountbatten making speech. M.S. Lady Mountbatten, General Thompson, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, India's woman Health Minister and others looking at red cross lorry/ambulance, a gift from the British Red cross. M.S. the Party mentioned above, alighting from the lorry after inspecting it. M.S. Woman Minister of Health, General Thompson, Lady Mountbatten, and others chatting. M.S. Lady Mountbatten testing steering wheel inside driver's cabin. (2 shots). M.S. Thompson, Lady Mountbatten and another European man inside driver's cabin of Red cross lorry. M.S. Lorry driving from court to house. M.S. Lady Mountbatten alighting from car. M.S. Lady Mountbatten chatting to woman minister of health. M.S. general scene in courtyard of house with Lady Mountbatten and Indian types. M.S. Above ditto, with Lady Mountbatten and Indian types. M.S. above ditto, with Lady Mountbatten's car driving away. M.S. Three red cross lorries lined up in courtyard of house. M.S. Lorries driving from courtyard. CU. side of lorry reading, "Gift from British Red Cross Society Refugee Relief". S.C.U. Low angle shot of porch with Red Cross and inscription reading "Indian Red Cross Society's Headquarters". M.S. Loading Red Cross boxes with supplies for refugees onto a lorry. S.C.U. ditto. L.S. Loaded lorry driving off. S.C.U. Indian refugee types squatting. M.S. above ditto with Indian Red Cross worker addressing them. L.M.S. ditto. M.S. Handing out blankets to refugees. (4 shots). M.S. Refugee types with medical cards. S.C.U. Red cross worker handing out blankets. S.C.U. Two male Indian Red cross nurses applying first aid treatment to a patients leg. S.C.U. Two female Indian nurses treating young child's arm. (2 shots).

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:29:00 / 01:14:07:00
    UN 1955 A

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