• Short Summary

    Americans mark Independence Day in London, and President Nkrumah of Ghana takes oath.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Independence - Old and new.

    London and Ghana.

    Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th in Battersea Park, London. M/S pan across crowds of Americans in Battersea Pleasure Gardens. M/S children walking past camera holding plates of food. M/S black man. M/S balloons tied in huge bunches to the trees, pan down to crowds of people. C/U bunch of balloons. M/S stage where the 'Queen of Douglas House', (the American Servicemen's Club in London) beauty contest is taking place. M/S's of the contestants. Various shots of the judges who include Douglas Fairbanks and Marion Ryan. M/S crowd watching. M/S winner Mrs Jean Jorns being crowned. C/U of her wearing the crown. M/S children jumping up and down on net full of balloons. Various shots as they sit on the grass and eat. C/U little black boy eating. sausage.

    Intertitle - 'Ghana' (Africa). Various shots of hoards of people lining stands and the streets, camera pans down to President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's car, he is on his way to take oath as new President of the country. M/S Nkrumah waving from his car. M/S people alongside road firing rifles into the air. M/S Nkrumah emerging onto balcony. M/S man banging drum and ladies doing traditional Ghanian dance. Various shots of dancing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:09:00 / 01:41:05:00

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