• Short Summary

    President Radharkrishnan presents new Colours to his Bodyguard.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Top Troop's New Colours.

    President Radharkrishnan presents new Colours to his Bodyguard. Delhi, India.

    M/S of the President's mounted Bodyguard. Various shots of the President's house with Bodyguard lined up, (this used to be the Viceroy's house and was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens). M/S President Dr. Sarvepalli Radharkrishnan standing in a jeep inspecting the men. C/U 84 year old veteran bodyguard Captain Mahtab Singh seated amongst spectators, he has served Viceroys from the time of Lord Curzon to Lord Willingdon. L/S brass bands marching in front of the Bodyguard.

    Various shots of saluting officers amongst spectators. M/S as the old Colour is dipped as it goes past the President. M/S President saluting. M/S as the new Standard is marched across parade ground in closed form. M/S spectators watching. L/S Hindu and Sikh priests performing prayers over the new Colours. M/S crowds, M/S priests. Various shots of the ceremony. The President comes up and presents the new Colours then salutes. M/S officer saluting in crowd. M/S crowd. M/S as new Colours are carried along. M/S Bodyguard parading past.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:36:00 / 01:17:00:00

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