• Short Summary

    Story about the hand over of power in India and Pakistan.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "India Takes Over".


    Independence day celebrations in London built into a general story on India and the handing over of power by the British to India and Pakistan.

    MS Exterior view of India House. CU Herbert Morrison and another man arriving for the ceremony. CU Pethwick Lawrence, arm in sling, arriving for ceremony. MS Lord AV Alexander, wearing top hat and tails, arriving with his wife. CU Dr. Hewlett Johnson arriving for the ceremony at India House. MS Indian women arriving. MS Mr MK Vellodi, former high commissioner for India, hoisting the flag of Pakistan watched by an applauding crowd.

    Library material of Indian leaders and Viceroys - Earl Wavell and Lord Louis Mountbatten. MS of Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru. CU Mohammed Ali Jinnah. CU of Baldev Singh (Indian Defence Minister). CU. Liquat Ali Khan premier of Pakistan speaking (lip movement only). MS the Nawab of Bhopal decorating an Indian soldier. MS of (Mahatma) M K Gandhi.

    Religious shots of Muslims praying and Hindus with a statue of the god Ganesh. Shots of British and Indian troops quelling communal riots. Library shots of hunger, misery and death that constitute Indian life.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:09:00 / 01:30:07:00

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