• Short Summary

    Duke and Duchess of Kent attend independence ceremony in Gambia.

  • Description

    Title reads: "GAMBIA INDEPENDENT".


    Various shots gaily decorated street in Bathurst, large banner reads "Independence 1965". Panning shot Duke of Kent and Duchess of Kent (formerly Katherine Worsley) arriving in MacCarthy Square for the independence ceremony. L/S crowd. Panning shot Duke and Duchess walking with Prime Minister of Gambia David Jawara. M/S people watching. L/S Duke hands constitutional instruments of independence to the Prime Minister who then holds them above his head. L/S crowd. M/S Prime Minister holding the instruments. C/U dancers. M/S man playing instrument. M/S Duke and Duchess watching. C/U dancers.

    Panning shot Duke and Duchess arriving for the flag raising ceremony (at night). Panning shot crowds. M/S Duke and Duchess shaking hands with dignitaries. C/U officer watching. M/S Duchess talking to VIP's. Panning shot sailors marching past. C/U Duke saluting. M/S new flag at Masthead. M/S traditional Gambian drummers. L/S dancers. Panning shot person dressed like lion. C/U model ship covered in lanterns. C/U native blowing large horn. M/S another float like a destroyer. M/S Duchess and Prime Minister watching. M/S Gambian girls clapping. Various C/Us person in traditional mask. C/U fire eater. M/S another dancer with straw costume rolling around.

    Note: commemorative programme on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:44:00 / 01:38:30:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Absolutely Exillirating,Fascinating,and Remarkable....As a Gambian born 20 years after this historic event i am honoured to see this rear footage of what happened on that thursday and seeing the people who where involved is just emotional.

    Thank you Pathe for this amazing gift to the Gambians....

    Maari Bah.

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