Burmese people celebrating independence - former British Governor going home.
The formal handing over ceremony in Rangoon, Burmese celebrating independence. LS. The British flag being lowered for the last time in Burma. LS. Burmese flag being raised. MS. Spectators. LS. A march past of Burmese troops. MS. A march past of British troops. MS. Former British Governor, Sir Hubert Rance with the Burmese Prime Minister Thankin Nu. MS. & CU. Burmese people, small group. MS. Burmese people looking down from a balcony. LS. The governor's party arriving on the landing stage. LS. Governor inspecting Guard of Honour. CU. Royal marines aboard HMS Birmingham. CU. Nameplate HMS Birmingham. LS. Governor and party saying goodbye. MS. Governor and party coming aboard ship and greeting the Captain, the wife follows. MS. Governor takes the salute, swing to marines. LS. Hoisting the flag. MS. Governor, pan up to stern of ship and flag. MS. The ship leaving the quay and the Governor waving goodbye. CU. Buddha idol. LS. Burmese canoe paddling across stream slowly. LS. Schwedegon Pagoda. CU. Burmese flag. LS. Burmese people walking in the street. MS. Native women. CU. Man looking on. LS. Burmese women putting on shoes after visiting pagoda. CU. Man, woman and baby sitting on steps. CU. Pan along a group of men: Premier of Burma Thankin Nu, Sawbwa Sao Sawe Taik, Mr Arthur Henderson, British Government representative, and Mr Bowker, British Ambassador. A car leaving with dignitaries in. LS. Swearing in Burmese Ministers.
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