• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AND COMMONWEALTH ENVOYS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED A KENYA INDEPENDENCE DAY THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN HISTORIC WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

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    CU'S WITH TILT



    ACTING HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR ZANZIBAR.



    AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR ERIC HARRISON.



    ARAB REPRESENTATIVE.



    CROWD.



    MR. IAN MACLEOD, FORMER MINISTER, NOW "SPECTATOR" EDITOR.



    LIBERIAN AMBASSADOR.



    KENYA HIGH COMMISSIONER DR. KARANJA (LEFT IN GLASSES) WITH STAFF.



    MR. WILSON.



    DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER.



    SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME.



    CUTAWAY POLICE AND CROWD.



    KENYA CADETS LINED UP IN DOORWAY.




    Initials IT/V/GH


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AND COMMONWEALTH ENVOYS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED A KENYA INDEPENDENCE DAY THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN HISTORIC WESTMINSTER ABBEY. QUEEN ELIZABETH WAS REPRESENTED BY THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER.

    IN THE DISTINGUISHED CONGREGATION THRONGING THE ABBEY WERE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, INDUSTRIALISTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF COMMONWEALTH ORGANISATIONS AND AFRICAN STUDENT BODIES. KENYA'S INDEPENDENCE FLAG WAS BORNE INTO THE ABBEY BY A COLOUR PARTY OF ARMY CADETS FROM KENYA.

    THE SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE DEAN OF WESTMINSTER, THE VERY REVEREND ERIC SYME ABBOTT, AND THE LESSON WAS READ BY THE NEW HIGH COMMISSIONER, DR. KARANJA.

    PREACHING THE SERMON, CANON MAX WARREN, FORMERLY GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, SAID: "WHATEVER THE PERILS OF FREEDOM, WHATEVER THE HARSH REALITIES OF ECONOMICS, THE NEW NATION OF KENYA IS TASTING THAT VITAL INGREDIENT OF UHURU WHICH IS SELF-RESPECT."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUN08ID0AOK0015ENN85YOJKN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUN08ID0AOK0015ENN85YOJKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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