Lord Mountbatten in Karachi for Pakistan independence celebrations.
Unissued / unused material.
Independence celebrations in Karachi, Pakistan (formerly India).
Arrival of Field Marshal Claud Auchinlech Supreme Commander of Indian and Pakistan armed forces at Mauripur airport, Karachi. MS the military secretary to Governor General of Pakistan, Lt Gul Hassan and other officers waiting at Mauripur airport. CU Auchinleck being received by Hassan and being introduced to waiting officers. CU of Auchinleck. Various shots of him with officers.
Lord Louis Mountbatten's arrival at Mauripur airport. MS government officers waiting to receive the Mountbattens. Various shots Lord and Lady Mountbatten being received and shaking hands with Colonel E. J. Birnie, Military Secretary to Governor General of Pakistan and others. CU Mountbattens getting into their car and driving away. CU the nose of the Viceroy's plane showing name and Union Jack.
The Power Transfer ceremony at the Assembly Hall, Karachi, on Thurs. Aug. 14th 1947. MS guests alighting from car. MS Governor General of Pakistan, Mr. Jinnah and his sister, Miss Fatima Jinnah arriving. MS Lord and Lady Mountbatten arriving. Mountbatten salutes and alights from car, Lady Mountbatten is standing behind him. LS troops lined up before the assembly hall.
Various shots Mountbatten addressing the assembly, Jinnah sits beside him. CU Miss Fatima Jinnah and Lady Mountbatten, who sit at the side of the dais. Various shots Jinnah addressing the assembly. MS the Jinnahs and Mountbattens posing outside afterwards. MS Mountbatten and Jinnah enter an open car for a state drive through the streets. CU as they wave from the car. Lady Mountbatten and Miss Jinnah follow in car behind. Various shots of the crowds waiting to see the state drive. CU the photographers stand, crowded with people.