• Short Summary

    President Eisenhower is made honorary doctor by Delhi University.

  • Description

    Title reads: "India likes Ike".

    Delhi, India.

    Crowds gather to welcome American President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower. Crowd of Indian girls. L/S of Delhi University. Panning shot of Eisenhower standing in his car waving to the crowds as he arrived at the University. C/U of Indian guards on horseback.

    L/S of students crowded in the grounds of the University. C/U of Premier Pandit Nehru, Prime Minister of India. Panning shot of Eisenhower walking through the crowds to platform, he is wearing cap and gown. M/S section of the crowd.

    M/S of dais with Eisenhower and other VIPs standing on it. L/S of dais with crowds seated in the foreground. C/U of Indian men in crowd. M/S of Mr. Radhakrishnan, Chancellor and Vice President of India, presenting President Eisenhower with a diploma to confirm him Doctor of Law. Eisenhower takes it, then shakes hands with Radhakrishnan.

    Various shots of soldiers holding the crowds back. Various C/Us of Indian children in the crowd. Panning shot of "Ike" standing in his car as it leaves the University. Elevated procession of cars winding its way through the crowds.

    Note: alternative spelling of Radharkrishnan.

    Note: newspaper article relating to this story on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:51:00 / 01:18:03:00

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