• Short Summary

    Lord and Lady Mountbatten in Karachi and Delhi to mark division of Pakistan and India; Muhammad Ali Jinnah sworn in as governor-general of Pakistan; Activities and celebration in Delhi as India achieves independence from Britain

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    SLATE INFORMATION: The Dominions of India and Pakistan

    INDIA AND PAKISTAN: Various:
    EXT/INT

    BABU RAJENDRA PRASAD (INDIA'S CABINET) Bids farewell to the Old India at the Constituent assembly

    BEARS. (Animal) Indian fairground Bear on a chain dancing for children

    INDIA Constituent assembly in New Delhi. President, Dr Prasad bids farewell to old India. Pandit Nehru addresses the assembly. Lord and Lady Mountbatten arrive at the Durbar Hall. Mountbatten sworn in as new Governor General. Then beginning with Pandit Nehru all cabinet sworn in. Finally, Lord and Lady M. giving sweets to children in the fair-ground and watching children on swings and roundabouts

    KARACHI Dominions of India and Pakistan (for details see Pakistan of Independence ceremony)

    MR JINNAH - GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF PAKISTAN Arrives at Constituent Assembly in Karachi. Mr Jinnah reads message of goodwill. Lord Mountbatten and Jinnah drive together through Karachi. Being sworn in as Governor-General.

    MAPS Map showing the Divisions of India and Pakistan

    LORD AND LADY MOUNTBATTEN Guest of Honour in Karachi as Lord Mountbatten accompanied by wife reads out message to Pakistan from King in the Constituent Assembly.. Lady Mountbatten sitting with Mr Jinnah's sister. Lord Mountbatten and Mr Jinnah drive through Karachi. Lster, all pose on steps of Assembly Building. Lord and Lady M. arrive at Durbar Hall. Sworn in as India's first Governor-General. State drive to the Assembly. Both arrive at Fairground seeing children on round-a-bouts and distributing sweets to the children

    NATIVES Indians running in a great crowd

    PAKISTAN Jinnah arrives at the opening of the Constituent Assembly. Guest of honour Lord and Lady Mountbatten. Mountbatten reads message from King and Jinnah replies. Drive together through Karachi. Later, all photographed on steps of State Building. Swearing in of Mr Jinnah and Cabinet. Green and silver state flag is hoisted.

    PANDIT NEHRU Pandit Nehru addresses Constituent Assembly on the eye of Independence. Sworn in as Prime Minister at the Durbar Hall, all from Dominions of India and Pakistan

    SANDAR PATEL (INDIA'S CABINET) Being greeted by crowds on arrival at Constituent assembly in Durbar Hall

    Independence Movements

    Lord Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten, army, navy, air force, commander in chief, swearing in, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India, Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, independent, capital, crowds, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, cabinet ministers, Indian
    Background: Lord and Lady Mountbatten in Karachi and Delhi to mark division of Pakistan and India; Muhammad Ali Jinnah sworn in as governor-general of Pakistan; Activities and celebration in Delhi as India achieves independence from Britain

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53VC5B9OFKB77IM5BJZFXJMV7
    Media URN:
    VLVA53VC5B9OFKB77IM5BJZFXJMV7
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1947
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:40:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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