Louis Mountbatte (First Earl Mountbatten of Burma, now Myanmar) visits Maharaja Sadul Singh of Rajasthan, the first of the Princely States to sign the instrument of accession to India
SLATE INFORMATION: State Visit of Earl Mountbatten to Bikaner
INDIA: Bikaner: Various:
BIKANER Lord and Lady Mountbatten arriving by plane. Greeted on airfield by Maharajah. Driven through city by Maharajah in car. Next day, shooting with Maharahah at Lake of Gajner. Good bag of duck lying on ground. Shot of Maharajah shooting. Lord Mountbatten takes salute of State Troops of Bikaner. Camel corps and Cavalry lead the march past.
CAMELS. Camel water carrier laying the dust before State Procession in Bikaner. Good shot. Also, State Camel corps driving past Lord Mountbatten when he takes the review and salute of the State Troops
CAVALRY Galloping past Lord Mountbatten, the Cavalry of State of Bikaner. Lord Mountbatten takes the salute
DUCKS Lord Louis M. shooting duck with Maharajah of Bikaner at lake of Gajner. duck laid out in rows for counting
MAHARAJAH OF BIKANER Greets Lord and Lady Mountbatten on arrival at Airfield Travels through city in car. Go shooting with Lord and Lady. Shooting at duck. With Lord M. when he review the State Troops of Bikaner
LORD and LADY MOUNBATTEN Greeted by Maharajah of Bikaner on arrivals by plane. Lady Mountbatten gives small child drink on airfield. Drive with Maharajah in car through streets. Go shooting with Maharajah at lake of Gajner. Shot of Lord Louis shooting at duck. Later, Lord Mountbatten takes the salute from State troops of Bikaner led by Camel and Cavalry tps.
Royalty; Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Lord Louis Mountbatten), India
hunting, duck shooting, camel troops, cavalry, military review, Lalgarh Palace, sand grouse, shikar, state troops, Burma Front, Supreme Allied Commander Southeast Asia Theatre, the last viceroy, parade, salute
Background: Louis Mountbatte (First Earl Mountbatten of Burma, now Myanmar) visits Maharaja Sadul Singh of Rajasthan, the first of the Princely States to sign the instrument of accession to India