• Short Summary

    Scenes of joy as India and Pakistan gain their independence from Britain.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "India's Great Day".

    Scenes in India and Pakistan on Independence day.

    Karachi, Pakistan.

    CU the Jinnah Gate bedecked with the Pakistan flag. LS the Jinnahs driving in open car through the gate followed by the Mountbattens in open car. MS CU Cut in shots of Moslem spectators. MS Lord Louis Mountbatten salutes before entering the assembly. Lady Edwina Mountbatten stands behind him. LS General view of the Pakistan assembly during the transfer of power ceremony. Mohammed Ali Jinnah is seated by his side and Lady Mountbatten and Miss Fatima Jinnah are seated to the left of the dais. MS Mountbatten and Jinnah leaving. MS Jinnah and Mountbatten seated in car together commencing their state drive through the cheering crowds.

    New Delhi, India.

    LS General Pan view of tumultuous crowds. MS mounted police striving to keep order. LS the crowds flocking outside the Constituent assembly. MS Jawaharlal Pandit Nehru addressing crowds from a balcony through a microphone, asking them to make a passage way for the Mountbattens.

    MS Lord and Lady Mountbatten and their daughter, Pamela walking through crowd. CU Lord and Lady Mountbatten seen through waving arms. CU a performing bear. MS the Mountbattens amid Indians watching Indian entertainers, performing bears, snake charmers and children on a round about.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1193.07
    Media URN:
    41135
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:55:00 / 01:13:51:00
    Canister:
    47/67

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