The Mountbatten family bid farewell to India. Crowd scenes, dinner with the Indian Cabinet and finally boarding the plane.
New Delhi, India
LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN LEAVES INDIA
L.M.S. Mountbatten saluting vast Indian crowd from platform after making farewell personal appearance to the Indian people. L.S. Pan shot full screen of vast crowd. L.M.S. Mountbatten and wife step down from platform and walk through vast crowds. M.S. Trumpeters of Mountbattens Indian bodyguard blowing trumpets at farewell inspection by Mountbatten. L.M.S. Indian bodyguard on parade (on foot). S.C.U. Indian bodyguard (2 shots). L.M.S. Mountbatten walking between guards and inspecting same (3 shots). S.C.U. Guards marching on parade. L.M.S. Ditto. M.S. The scene at the dinner where Lord Louis presented a set 10 pieces of Gold Plate to the Indian Nation from the King. (2 shots). M.S. Mountbatten about to pull aside Union Jack and Indian flag to unveil plate. S.C.U. Flags parting showing plate on wall. C.U. Two pieces of gold plate. M.S. The scene after the unveiling. M.S. The New Governor General Mr C. Rajago Palachari, with Indian escort, walking up steps of Government House. S.C.U. ditto. S.C.U. Shaking hands with Mountbatten and wife and entering Government House. L.M.S. Mr Rajago Palachari walking to Governor General's throne about to be sworn in M.S. Indian reading out the oath. L.M.S. General view of scene in Government House. M.S. Rajago Palachari speaking to the Indian people over the radio. L.M.S. General view of the assembly. M.S. Rajagopalachari sits on throne. L.M.S. Front view of assembly. L.M.S. Mountbatten, wife, daughter walking down steps of Durbar Hall at Government House for the last time. M.S. Mountbatten and daughter Pamela waiting at the foot of steps. S.C.U. Mountbatten inspecting Gurkhas. S.C.U. Lady Mountbatten speaking to Pandit Nehru and Rajago Palachari (2 shots). S.C.U. Mountbattens enter open horse drawn carriage. M.S. Nehru and Rajago Palachari standing on steps watching departure. S.C.U. Mountbatten saluting and Lady M waving as carriage drives away. L.M.S. Carriage driving away surrounded by cheering crowds and guards on horseback. S.C.U. Lord and Lady Mountbatten receiving gifts from two Indians at the airport. M.S. Lord Louis, Lady M and daughter shaking hands with Indian personalities.(2 shots). C.U. Mountbatten and wife waving goodbye with aircraft in background. Types waving goodbye. S.C.U. Mountbattens entering aircraft. M.S. York aircraft in which they are travelling taxiing down runway.