Lord Louis Mountbatten attends the ceremony for the Independence of India and Pakistan.
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Indian Independence. Delhi.
C/Us of the Prime Minister Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel. C/Us of Mr Rachapalachariar with Lord Mountbatten at party. C/Us of several minister including Sardar Baldev Singh (Minister of Defence), and Mr Bhabba (Minister of Works, Mines and Power). The Mountbattens (including Lord Louis Mountbatten) are mobbed on the way to power transfer ceremony. Mountbatten with the Indians showing typical Indian scenes. C/U good head shot of Sardar Patel. M/S Patel and his wife walking on lawn. Shots of C Rajagopalalhari, Lord Mountbatten, Mrs Naidu and Pandit Nehru. C/U of Baldev Singh, the Minister of Defence, panning to Mr Bhabba, wearing sunglasses. M/S of Singh. C/U of Doctor Rajenda Prasad with grey moustache and white cape, the Minister of Food. M/S Lady Pamela Mountbatten walking among crowds. C/U the Mountbattens struggling to get through the crowds.
C/U a performing bear. C/U snake charmers. C/U performing monkeys. Shots of children on roundabout. Various shots of the crowd. M/S of a balloon seller. Exterior shot of assembly hall in New Delhi. M/S and C/U the memorial arch in New Delhi. L/S and M/S crowds waving at the roadside. M/S The Jinnah gate covered in flags (Karachi). L/S Lord Mountbatten and Ali Jinnah, being driven along the streets. M/S Mountbatten salutes outside the Assembly Hall. M/S of Mountbatten addressing the Pakistan assembly. Shots of police attempting to control the crowds. L/S parade of Indian sailors and troops, including Sikhs and Gurkhas.