Various ceremonies to mark the independence of India.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
India becomes a Republic. New Delhi, India.
LS Line of Indian naval officers saluting. MS Vice Admiral Parry inspecting Indian naval ratings at the Naval Headquarters. MS The British ensign flying. MS The British ensign being lowered. LS Naval ratings presenting arms as Indian National Navy Ensign is hoisted. MS The Indian Ensign flying. LS Naval ratings. MS Vice Admiral Perry and other British naval officers. LS President Rajendra Prasad standing in jeep, inspecting troops at Irwin Stadium. MS Back view President standing in jeep. Jeep stops. LS President standing in jeep. Jeep stops. LS President walks towards reviewing stand. LS 'Planes flying in formation overhead.
LS Parade pan to President on reviewing stand. MS Indian naval unit in parade. MS Towards and pan the President driving in open state coach, with cavalry escort to Government House. MS Vehicles in parade. MS Indian man and woman walking up steps of Government House. LS cars parked in front of Durbar Hall. MS More guests walking up steps. Including some Europeans. MS Interior of Durbar Hall, showing people taking their places. MS Shri. Chakaravarthi Rajagopalachari, India's Governor General, reading the proclamation of the Indian Republic. MS Rajendra Prasad addressing audience. MS Rajagopalachari seated on platform. MS Prasad making speech. MS Prasad and others seated in Irwin stadium to watch celebration parade.
LS Troops lined up. MS Sections of crowd. Various shots of naval and army units in parade. MS Sardar Patel with others, seated watching. MS Europeans watching. LS and MS Section of crowd in stand. MS President Soekarno and Pandit Nehru arriving to take their place in stand. CU Back view Nehru walking to place. CU Pandit Nehru seated next to Mrs Soekarno. LS The President driving up in state coach. LS After alighting, the President is greeted and escorted to reviewing stand. MS The President on reviewing stand. MS The Indian flag flying. LS The President standing in open jeep. LS Elevated crowds dispersing.
LS The Government House. MS Mr Rajagopalachari walking down the steps of Durbar Hall for his departure from Government House. MS Front view Mr Rajagopalachari walking down the steps of Durbar Hall for his departure from Government House. MS Back view Indian girls with pigtails watching. MS Rajendra Prasad and Pandit Nehru standing on steps of Durbar Hall. MS Back view Rajagopalachari entering carriage. MS Rajagopalachari driving off in open state carriage. LS Crowds on steps of building. LS People seated at airport waiting to see Rajagopalachari depart. MS Crowd. MS The dome of Durbar Hall. MS Indian cavalry. CU Indian cavalry officer. LS and MS President Prasad walking down the steps of Durbar Hall.
LS The cavalry escort of the President driving along. MS Cavalry escort and President in carriage. LS Back view cavalry escort and presidential procession. MS Crowds. MS Prasad and Patel seated at Palam Air Field to see Rajagopalachari depart. MS Rajagopalachari shaking hands with officials and military before departing. MS Pandit Nehru, leaning lazily back in his chair chatting to a Sikh, on the aerodrome. MS Nehru, another Indian woman and Mrs Pandit standing on airfield. MS Rajagopalachari shaking hands with Nehru. MS Nehru and Rajagopalachari.
MS Back view Rajagopalchari climbing into 'plane. He turns and waves. MS Nehru at top of 'plane steps to give him a last farewell. LS 'Plane with naval guard of honour in foreground. LS Plane taxiing. MS Interior Durbar Hall with President Prasad addressing. MS Prasad and Rajagopalachari walking down aisle of Durbar Hall to leave. CU Prasad administering the oath of office to Pandit Nehru. (2 shots). MS Prasad and Rajagopalachari fiddling around with papers. MS Maulana Azad being sworn in. MS Another Minister being sworn in.