• Short Summary

    Signing of Malayan independence.

  • Description

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Malaya).

    LV. Panning shot of scaffolding round the Federal Secretariat building in Kuala Lumpur. The scaffolding is made of bamboo poles. This building and others are undergoing a face lift for the celebration of Merderka - independence. SV. Two men on the scaffolding cleaning around the windows. LV. Scaffolding around the Suleiman building which is also undergoing a face lift.

    SV. Panning shot of High Commissioner of Malaya, Sir Donald MacGillivray, walking with the future head of state Sir Tunku Abdul Rahman. GV. Interior shot of Sir Donald MacGillivray making his speech at the head of a long table around which sits the various sultans and others before signing Malayan independence. SV. Sir Donald MacGillivray speaking. SV. Future head of state, Sir Abdul Rahman sitting at the table listening. SV. Sultan of Pahang also listening. SV. Regent of Johore listening. LV. Sir Donald MacGillivray seated at table about to sign the Malayan agreement. CU. Sir Donald signing. SCU. Sir Abdul Rahman signing. CU. hand signing.

    GV. Panning shot of the Malayan jungle. LV. British troops climbing into army lorry at their camp in the jungle, & SCU. Travel shot from inside army lorry. LV. Two soldiers with sten guns patrolling through the jungle. & SV. SV. Soldier crossing a river by walking on a tree trunk in torrential rain.

    (F.G.) (Title Scene N) (Orig. G)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:01:35:00

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