• Short Summary

    First free elections results in Gold Coast in favour of Convention People's Party.

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    Accra, Gold Coast (Ghana).

    LV. Pan, native people queuing up outside polling station to vote in the first free elections for the Legislative Assembly. SV. Native people being checked into booth. SV. Pan, native people waiting outside station. SV. Europeans filing into polling station. SV. Top view, Governor General of Gold Coast with wife Lady Arden-Clarke arriving at polling station for inspection. CU. & SV. Vote CPP (Convention People's Party) sign. LV. Fort James prison where Kwame Nkrumah, leader of CPP is imprisoned. MV. & SV. Native people outside polling station. CU. Woman with baby slung on back. MV. Chief Ga Manche Nii Tackiekommey II (Ga Manche Nii Tacke KomeII) with other Chiefs. SV. Polling station sign. SV. People inside polling station voting. CU. Hand writing cross on voting paper. CU. Ballot papers being put into box. SV. Pan natives waiting for result. CU. Women in crowd waiting. SV. Official piling up ballot papers. SV. Top view, ballot papers being checked and counted. SV. K. A. Gbedemah, Deputy Chairman of CPP and Mr T. Hutton Mills, both CPP candidates, with Principal Returning Officer Mr John Duncan, watching counting. SV. Night shot, crowd awaiting results. LV. Returning officer on balcony announcing result. SV. Hutton Mills, a victorious candidate, bowing. SV. Crowd cheering. SV. Candidates and returning officer waving to crowd on balcony.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:23:00 / 01:29:45:00

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