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    Nehru speaking from ornate, canopied dais - sea of umbrellas, disturbance by demonstrators.

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    Calcutta, India.

    Documentation states the moment Nehru's car started to leave the aerodrome crowds broke through all the police cordons and rushed towards the car to welcome and garland him. Most of the time it was raining when Nehru spoke to the people. Umbrellas could be seen all over the Maidan. Suddenly sections of the crowd started shouting anti-Nehru and anti-Government slogans. Some of them said march forward and kill Nehru. But most of the people at the Maidan did not like this demonstration and they man handled the demonstrators. The police tried to rush to the scene but Nehru said over microphone that they should let the people handle it themselves. Most of the demonstrators were rowdy and drew down the Indian dominion flags and tried their best to excite the crowd but Nehru's dominating personality overpowered the rowdy influence when the demonstrators were severely beaten by the crowd. Nobody cared to notice the leaflets showed by the demonstrators . MS shots of the crowd beating the demonstrators with bamboos and umbrellas.

    MS. Pandit Nehru after alighting from 'plane at Dum Dum airport puts his arm round woman who greets him. MS. Nehru walking away accompanied by Dr. Hatju, Governor of Western Bengal. MS. He shakes hands with people on airfield. One hands him a garland. LS. Back view Nehru saluting guard of honour of West Bengal Armed Police. MS. Nehru inspecting guard of honour. LS. He walks across airfield. MS. Crowds breaking through police cordon to surround Nehru's car as it leaves the aerodrome. & SCU. MS. Back view Nehru standing up in car as it drives through crowds. MS. Interior shots of Nehru in conference with Bengal leaders in Government house. (3 shots) MS exterior view Government House Calcutta LS. Elevated GV. Crowds gathering at the Maidan, where Nehru addressed meeting Victoria Memorial seen in background. LS MS elevated shots crowd (3 shots) MS the press enclosure MS people in crowd holding flags LS elevated pan over crowd LS crowd Relay loud speaker in foreground LMS crowd Indian flag seen flying above it LS crowd Victoria Memorial in background LMS. Nehru speaking from ornate, canopied dais LS. Over crowd towards dais with Nehru speaking. & LS. MS section of crowd LMS crowd MS LS crowd shots showing umbrellas LS elevated shots crowd with disturbance taking place (2 shots) MS Nehru speaking from dais LS elevated shots disturbance by anti-Government demonstrators (2 shots) MS first aid scouts rushing to the scene of the demonstration. They carry an injured demonstrator away on stretcher (4 shots)

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:11:00 / 01:37:34:00
    UN 2167 A

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