• Short Summary

    CEYLON' PRIME MINISTER, DUDLEY SENANAYAKE ATTENDED THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE ISLAND'S 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, AT COLOMBO'S GALLE FACE GREEN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PRIME MINISTER'S MOTORCADE ARRIVES
    0.05

    2.
    SV PRIME MINISTER OUT OF CAR
    0.08

    3.
    LV GUARD OF HONOUR SALUTE
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    4.
    LV PRIME MINISTER & GOVERNOR-GENERAL ON ROSTRUM
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    5.
    GV DIGNITARIES
    0.13

    6.
    SCU PRIME MINISTER & GOVERNOR-GENERAL
    0.16

    7.
    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
    0.17

    8.
    LV & SV INSPECTING OF GUARD (3 SHOTS)
    0.29

    9.
    SV MONKS IN AUDIENCE
    0.30

    10.
    GV CROWD
    0.32

    11.
    GV & SV ARMOURED VEHICLES PAST (3 SHOTS)
    0.42

    12.
    SV PAN BABY ELEPHANT MASCOT LEADS BAND AT MARCH PAST
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    13.
    SV & CU ARMED FORCES MARCH PAST (4 SHOTS)
    1.18

    14.
    GROUND TO AIR FLY PAST
    1.18



    Initials LD/VS/BOB/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CEYLON' PRIME MINISTER, DUDLEY SENANAYAKE ATTENDED THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE ISLAND'S 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, AT COLOMBO'S GALLE FACE GREEN. ACCOMPANIED BY GOVERNOR-GENERAL WILLIAM GOPALLAWA AND OTHER HIGH OFFICIALS AND DIPLOMATS, THE PRIME MINISTER WATCHED A PARADE AND DISPLAY BY THE CEYLONESE ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE.

    FIRST TO PARADE PAST THE OFFICIAL PARTY AND THE THOUSANDS WHO HAD TURNED OUT FOR THE FESTIVE OCCASION, WERE THE ARMY'S ARMOURED VEHICLES. A POPULAR FIGURE IN THE DISPLAY, WAS THE BABY ELEPHANT ARMY MASCOT WHO LED THE MILITARY BAND AS IT MARCHED PAST.

    A COMBINED MARCH PAST BY MEMBERS OF ALL THE BRANCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES PRECEDED A FLY OVER BY UNITS OF THE CEYLON AIR FORCE.

    LATER, THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUED IN THE SUGATHADASA STADIUM - WHERE SCHOOL CHILDREN AND BANDS PRESENTED NATIONAL DANCES AND DISPLAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71B47ZTFJEZ2T3XLYIHGWNCH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA71B47ZTFJEZ2T3XLYIHGWNCH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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