• Short Summary

    A HAND GRENADE WHICH EXPLODED JUST AFTER PRESIDENT NKRUMAH LEFT A RALLY IN ACCRA THIS WEEK KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURED 85 OTHERS.

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    1.
    LV SPEAKER UNDER GHANAIAN FLAG AND STATUE OF NKRUMAH.
    0.03

    2.
    LV PAN.. C.P.P. WOMEN.
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    3.
    SV DRUMMERS AND DANCERS.
    0.10

    4.
    SV N.A.WELBECK RECEIVES CAP.
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    5.
    SV MINISTERS SEATED.
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    6.
    SCU EDUSEI RECEIVES CAP.
    0.24

    7.
    SV WOMEN WAVE.
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    8.
    SV K.BAAKO RECEIVES CAP.
    0.29

    9.
    CU WOMAN WITH FRUIT BASKET WATCHES.
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    10.
    SV BAAKO WAVES TO CROWD.
    0.33

    11.
    SV OFORI ATTA ON PLATFORM.
    0.36

    12.
    SCU BANNER "OSAGYEFO IS OUR MOSES LEADING US TO PARADISE".
    0.38

    13.
    SCU NKRUMAH MOUNTS PLATFORM.
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    14.
    SCU BAAKO AND EDUSEI APPLAUD.
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    15.
    SV OFORI ATTA PLACES CAP ON NKRUMAH'S HEAD, WELBECK WATCHES NKRUMAH WAVES TO CROWD.
    0.51

    16.
    LV CROWD WAVE.
    0.53

    17.
    SCU NKRUMAH WAVES.
    0.58

    18.
    LV CROWD.
    1.01

    19.
    SCU NKRUMAH CLAPPING.
    1.03

    20.
    LV NKRUMAH ADDRESSES CROWD.
    1.07

    21.
    SCU DITTO.
    1.11

    22.
    SV DITTO.
    1.13

    23.
    LV DITTO.
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    24.
    SV YOUNG PIONEERS MARCH PAST.
    1.21

    25.
    SCU NKRUMAH WITH RIGHT ARM RAISED IN SALUTE.
    1.24

    26.
    SV CROWD WITH BANNER "WE'LL CRUSH THE TRAITORS".
    1.27

    27.
    SV NKRUMAH DANCES TOWARDS CAMERA.
    1.32



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    Background: A HAND GRENADE WHICH EXPLODED JUST AFTER PRESIDENT NKRUMAH LEFT A RALLY IN ACCRA THIS WEEK KILLED FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURED 85 OTHERS.THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR SAID THE GRENADE WAS BELIEVED TO BE OF FRENCH ORIGIN.THE RALLY WAS HELD IN THE VAST SPORTS STADIUM.

    IT WAS HELD TO MARK THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF "POSITIVE ACTION", WHICH PAVED THE WAY FOR GHANA'S INDEPENDENCE.THE RALLY WAS STAGED BY THE RULING CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY.AT THE RALLY, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH AND SEVERAL LEADING MINISTERS RECEIVED "PRISON GRADUATE" CAPS FROM THE JUSTICE MINISTER, MR.OFORI ATTA.ALL THE WEARERS HAVE AT SOME TIME BEEN DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTIES DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE.

    MINISTERS, MARKET WOMEN, EX-SERVICEMEN AND MEMBERS OF VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS MARCHED PAST THE PRESIDENT WITH BANNERS.THESE PROCLAIMED "NKRUMAH IS GHANA", "FORWARD TO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION" AND OTHER SUCH PHRASES AS "OSAGYEFO IS OUR MOSES LEADING US TO PARADISE".

    THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE CROWD - ESTIMATED AT 25,000 PEOPLE - THAT HE EXPECTED ALL GHANAIANS TO "STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER TO BRING TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION THE SECOND PHASE OF OUR REVOLUTION - THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SOCIALIST GHANA AND A FREE AND UNITED AFRICA".PRESIDENT NKRUMAH SPENT NEARLY AN HOUR AT THE RALLY.HE HAD JUST LEFT WHEN THE GRENADE WAS THROWN INTO THE CROWD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IJCGEZRRSCZ4G7XHAEDHBKKK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IJCGEZRRSCZ4G7XHAEDHBKKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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