• Short Summary

    Duke of Edinburgh officiates at the ceremony for Maltese Independence.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Malta Independent"

    General air view, Malta Island. SV Air to air, Shackleton aircraft of the RAF (Royal Air Force) flying over the Island. General air view, flying over Malta Harbour. SV Air to air, escort of Shackletons peeling off. LV Guard of Honour, pan to the Duke's plane. SV The Archbishop, Reverend Michael Gonzi walking towards accompanied by the Malta Premier Dr Borg Olivier and the Governor General, Sir Maurice Dorman. LV Duke's plane on runway. GV Crowds watching. SV Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh stepping down from plane and he shakes hands with the Governor General. SV Guard of Honour. SV Duke walks away with Governor from plane. GV Guns firing royal salute. GV Duke standing up in his car, waves to crowds. CU Excited Maltese women waving. SV Pan the Duke waving from his car as he drives past crowds. CU Excited women waving. GV Ext: Palace armoury in Valetta. SV Int: the George Cross presented to Malta by King George VI. CU George Cross. AS George Cross and letter from King George VI. GV Police charging demonstrators. SV demonstrator under arrest. GV Crowds assembling in front of the Governor's Palace. AS float moving slowly past. SV Crowds. AS The George Cross on a float with girl standing alongside holding a baby. GV crowds assembled in front of the Governor's Palace. SV Duncan Sandys on balcony with the Premier Dr Borg Olivier. SV Pan, as the Duke's car arrives. GV crowds. SV Duke stepping down from car and going into entrance of the Palace. GV Massed crowds assembled in front of the Palace waving. SV The Duke on the balcony waving, accompanied by the Premier. GV Massed crowds waving. SV Pan, Duke standing in his car as he drives away from the Palace. GV Guard of Honour assembled in Square, for handing over of the Constitutional Instruments. SV Guard of Honour. SV The Duke arriving in front of dais, as he steps down the Governor General Sir Maurice Dorman salutes him. SV Crowd watching. GV The Duke standing up about to hand over the Instruments. SV The Duke passes over the Constitutional Instruments to the Premier Dr Borg Olivier, the Premier then holds the instrument up for all to see. Crowds stand and applaud. GV Crowds. LV Pan, pigeons being released. SV Mass of pigeons flying. SV People applauding. CU Malta's new flag. Sel Originals exist - see other records.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:24:00 / 01:23:14:00

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