Lord and Lady Mountbatten tour Yangon and Assam after Union of Myanmar (Burma) becomes an independent republic
SLATE INFORMATION: Lord Louis Returns to Burma
UNION OF MYANMAR: Various:
ASSAM Lord and Lady Mountbatten visit Assam after leaving Rangoon Met by Tribesmen who load them with gifts. Handshakes exchanged with members of the Arbor Tribes. Watch the wardance and the dance of the harvest festival performed for them and rejoicings continued fare into the night
BURMA Burmese Government invites Lord and Lady Mountbatten to Rangoon. Lady Mountbatten lays wreath on British War Memorial. Earl Mountbatten hands back some relics of King Thebaw, such as silver carpet, table and King Thebaw's throne. Before leaving Rangoon, they visit the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Seen with shoes off, lifting the Wishing stone and ringing sacred bell. Before leaving and crossing frontier into Assam.
DANCING. Arbor tribesmen of Assam perform war dances for Lord and Lady Mountbatten during their visit after leaving Rangoon War dances and Dance of Harvest Festival
MEMORIALS Lady Mountbatten laying wreath on British memorial in Rangoon.
LORD AND LADY MOUNTBATTEN Visits Rangoon at invitation of Burmese government. Lady Mountbatten lays wreath on British War Memorial. Earl Mountbatten's hands back to Burmese Government Relics of King Thibaw, carpet, table and King Thibaw's throne. They visit the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Seen with shoes off lifting the wishing stone and ringing sacred bell. Across frontier in Assam. Receive gifts form Assam tribesmen. So many gifts they have to hand some to escort. Handshakes for all the warriors in turn. Watch native war dance which extend into the night
PAGODA Lord and Lady Mountbatten visit the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Seen lifting the Wishing stone and ringing Bell. Very good shots of the pagoda
RANGOON Earl and Countess Mountbatten visit Rangoon at invitation of Burmese Government. Lady Mountbatten lays wreath on British War Memorial. Both visit Shwe Dagon Pagoda where they lift the wishing stone and ring sacred bell. Very good shots of the Pagoda - Turner -
KING THIBAW - LATE KING OF BURMA Earl Mountbatten hands back to Burmese Government relics of King Thebaw such as Silver carpet, table and his Throne.
TRIBESMEN Tribesmen of the Arbor Tribes in Assam meet Earl and Countess Mountbatten after they leave Rangoon. Shower the Mountbatten after they leave Rangoon. Shower the Mountbattens with gifts of every sort and perform native war-dance of the Harvest Festival for them Handshakes for every warrior from the Mountbattens
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Background: Lord and Lady Mountbatten tour Yangon and Assam after Union of Myanmar (Burma) becomes an independent republic