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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) celebrating its independence from Britain with a flag raising, swearing in of government members, a review of troops, and citizens celebrating in streets and at pageants

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    SLATE INFORMATION: How Burma Celebrated Day of Independence

    BURMA: Rangoon:
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    BUDDHIST & BUDDA Great statue of Buddha looks down on Burmese Independence rejoicings


    BURMA Inhabitants celebrating the Day of Independence on Rangoon Burmese Flag replaces the Union Jack. Sir Hubert Rance joined with the President, Sao Shwe Thaik in a review of troops. Governor, then went aboard Cruiser Birmingham and took leave of the New Burma. People of Rangoon walking streets in best clothes, sucking lollipops - having joy rides in jeeps. Crowds flock to Shwe Dagon Pergoda. A water pageant, ceremonial barge, complete with dancers. Buddha looks down on a people's rejoicings


    BURMESE FLAG Re-placing the Union Jack in Rangoon to start Burma's Day of Independence rejoicings


    NAVAL BRITISH Cruiser Birmingham takes Sir Hubert Rance off of Burma and Sir Hubert takes leave of population from her decks


    PAGODA The crowds going into Shwe Dagon Pagoda during Burmese Independence Day celebrations


    SIR HUBERT RANCE Joins with president of new Burma in a review of troops. Later, goes aboard cruiser Birmingham and from her deck takes leave of the New Burma


    SAO SHWE THAIK - PRESIDENT OF NEW BURMA With Sir Hubert Rance takes a review of troops in Burma before Independence Day celebrations.


    WATER CARNIVAL Water pageant to entertain people during Burmese Independence Day celebration in Rangoon


    Celebrations - Anniversaries (Impersonal)

    ceremony, Earl Mountbatten, ceremonies, Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Major General Sir Hubert Elvin Rance, Myanmar
    Background: Myanmar (formerly Burma) celebrating its independence from Britain with a flag raising, swearing in of government members, a review of troops, and citizens celebrating in streets and at pageants

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I02D6F29HT6UH95ALQGCYMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I02D6F29HT6UH95ALQGCYMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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