• Short Summary

    Thousands of Africans gathered at Fort Portal, Western Uganda, Jan 30, to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the accession of Omukama "King George", the hereditary ruler of Toro, one of four African Kingdoms within the British Protectorate.

  • Description

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    LV Native band leads procession
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    2.
    SV DITTO
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    3.
    TV PAN.. Procession of children towards palace
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    STV Africans with drums
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    TV Procession towards palace
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    GV Palace on hill top
    0.29

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    SV PAN.. Palace, PAN down to people in courtyard
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    SV The Omukama of Toro, escorted by spearmen and drummers, leaves palace
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    CU The Omukama
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    LV Crowds
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    STV Drummers escorting Omukama
    0.54

    12.
    SV PAN.. The Omukama
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    LV PAN.. African police on parade, PAN to Omukama finishing inspection
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    14.
    GV Crowds
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    15.
    STV Girls march past
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    16.
    ANGLE V.. Youths past, Omukama on saluting dais
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    STV Boys and girls march past
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    18.
    CU Omukama takes salute
    1.31

    19.
    LV PAN.. Bandsmen PAN to boys marching past
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    Background: Thousands of Africans gathered at Fort Portal, Western Uganda, Jan 30, to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the accession of Omukama "King George", the hereditary ruler of Toro, one of four African Kingdoms within the British Protectorate.

    Crowds moved in procession up the hillside to the ruler's residence to pay their respects. The Omukama emerged, dressed in royal blue, protected from the sun by a huge yellow umbrella, and escorted by a bodyguard of spearmen and a band of drummers.

    After inspecting a guard of honour mounted by African police, the Omukama took the salute at a march-past of youth groups.

    In a speech to his Parliament - the Rukurato - the Omukama of Toro is reported to have said his people were in a state of apprehension in view of what he called "imminent changes confronting Uganda". The kingdoms of Toro, Bunyoro and Ankole are all included in Uganda's Western Province, while the fourth monarchical state forms a whole Province on its own - Buganda, which declared itself independent a month ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA518WR0OOZAROW8KIO277WJEOE
    Media URN:
    VLVA518WR0OOZAROW8KIO277WJEOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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