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  • Short Summary

    Ceylon gains its Independence. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attend.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

    Several shots of Colombo harbour. Flags flying over archway. Several shots of the people walking on pavement. Streets heavily decorated. Vendors on pavement. Close up shots of the people on the streets, some children.

    Crowd - heads turn to procession. Panning shot of car with Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in it moving from left to right. Troops at salute. Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) at the salute. Duke of Gloucester walks over to flag. Duchess of Gloucester and two ladies sitting down watching the ceremony. Raising the flag by Mr Sennanayake, Prime Minister of Ceylon.

    Possibly connected with 48/15 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1514.30
    Media URN:
    59608
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:07:00 / 01:35:20:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 017 A

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