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  • Short Summary

    Various scenes with Lord and Lady Mountbatten on tour in Burma and India

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    Rangoon, Burma and Calcutta, India

    CU Burmese tribesman, possibly of the Naga tribe. MS Lady Mountbatten greeting native women. MS Earl Louis Mountbatten greeting tribesmen. MS Tribesmen dancing at night. Central figure wears an animal mask. Various shots of dancing around a fire. MS The fire they are dancing round. MS Lord and Lady Mountbatten watching night dancing. (3 shots)
    CU Night dancers. MS Women doing tribal dances in the grounds of a residence, with a tea party on the lawn. MS and CU Mountbatten and Lady Mountbatten receiving presents from tribesmen. MS Mountbatten greeting tribesmen. MS Mountbatten greeting high ranking Burmese officials at Dum Dum airfield, Calcutta. MS Lord and Lady Mountbatten and Mr. Rajagopalachari Sr. of Bengal, driving away in open car. MS Mountbattens greeting tribesmen (continuation of a previous shot). CU Receiving more presents. MS Mountbatten inspecting large bell inside Buddhist Schwedagon Pagoda. MS and CU Mountbatten and wife and Burmese president on platform. MS Burmans bringing in the Silver Carpet laying it down in front of Mountbatten. MS Servants bring in the Taktaposh table placing it on the carpet.MS Mountbatten pulls cord and curtain falls to reveal the Ebaw's throne (Note: Ebaw was the last king of Burma). LS General view of the stage after unveiling (possibly out of focus). MS Front view of Lady Mountbatten seated on stage while the President stands and speaks (possibly out of focus). LS elevated shot of same (possibly out of focus). MS Elevated shot of the same. MS Mountbattens leaving Jubilee Hall, Rangoon. LS Mountbattens car driving through crowd-lined street towards a pagoda in Rangoon. MS Mountbatten, Lady Mountbatten shaking hands with Thankin Nu, the Burmese premier, Mingaladen airport, Rangoon.CU Lady Mountbatten being presented with a bouquet. MS Mountbatten on platform taking salute. LS Mountbatten inspecting Burmese troops, accompanied by the premier. CU ditto. MS Side view of inspection. MS Mountbattens looking at paintings in an exhibition in Calcutta, India (possibly out of focus). LS General interior view of a tea party given in honour of the Mountbattens by the Indian Ambassador in Assam. LS General view of a large outdoor tea party. MS Receiving gifts from Assam tribesmen. MS Mountbatten and wife receiving Burmese women. MS High shot of tea party. MS Mountbatten, wife with various officials at tea table. CU Receiving gifts from tribesmen. MS Native women dancing. LS Men dancing. LS Various shots of the party walking in the Schwedagon Pagoda. LS Tribesmen dancing. MS The Mountbattens leave flowers at the cenotaph. MS More native dancing. MS Mountbatten shaking hands with tribesmen.

    Cuts 48/28.

    Note: There is a reference on the original paperwork to "Naga tribesmen" but it is not clear which of the above groups this refers to.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:29:00 / 01:09:06:00
    UN 1929 A

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