Earl and Lady Mountbatten in India at the time of Independence.
Karachi, New Delhi, India
L.S. crowds gathered outside the constituent assembly in New Delhi. C.U. Pandit Nehru, premier of India, full face and profile and sitting in chair in garden reading newspaper. C.U. the memorial arch, New Delhi, C.U. Road name signs in New Delhi, Kings way, Clive Road, King George Ave. L.S. Exterior view of Government Building, New Delhi.
*MS merry-go-round in street with children on. Various shots of Earl Louis Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten doing a walkabout surrounded by crowds, especially crowds of children. Brief shot of dancing bear in centre of crowd. Interior LS of Mr. Qaid-i-Azam Jinnah, Governor General of Pakistan, speaking at podium with Mountbatten beside him. Further high angle shots. MS Mountbatten and Jinnah come out of building. More shots of Mountbattens with children and longer sequence of dancing bear. Mountbatten and Jinnah into car and drive away. MS Miss Fatima Jinnah speaking at microphone from podium. VS Pandit Nehru speaking at podium. Var. street scenes with bullock cart, rickshaws and sacred cow lying on pavement. MS Mountbatten speaking at podium. VS crowds MS crowds (all men). C.U. the Jinnah gate at Karachi. LS. the flag of India flying. VS crowds and Indian troops marching.
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