• Short Summary

    A million Africans go to election polls to vote - Dr Nkrumah wins the elections.

  • Description

    Gold Coast, West Africa.

    SV voter walking up to returning officer at Buikpela, & SCU of voter having thumb print taken and ballot paper stamped. CU sign on tree "Polling Station". SV voter walking into polling station (hut). SV women looking over wall of compound. SV another voter having thumb prints taken. LV long line of voters outside polling station in Accra. CU sign "Polling Station". SV people walking up stairs to polling station. SV interior voters including a woman collecting ballot papers. CU ballot boxes on which are candidates' names and symbols. Elephant, cock and bowl. Voter dropping in ballot paper. GV vans taking ballot boxes to headquarters for counting. SV ballot papers being topped out on table for counting. LV counting underway, & SCU. LV headquarters - results going up on board, & SV. CU paper headlined "Nkrumah wins by a big margin". STV cheering crowd outside headquarters at night. SCU Dr Kwame Nkrumah on balcony, trying to speak, scratches head. STV cheering crowds.

    (F.G.) (Orig "L")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    170.12
    Media URN:
    29835
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:56:00 / 01:17:18:00
    Canister:
    54/49

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