• Short Summary

    Attempt to overthrow Haile Selassie Emperor of Ethiopia as he visits Ghana

  • Description

    Location: Accra (Ghana), Ethiopia, Tokyo (Japan)

    Story about plot to oust Haile Selassie / Ras Tafarai, Emperor of Ethiopia, whilst he is visiting President Nkrumah in Ghana

    Title reads "Haile Selassie: Ouster move makes headlines"

    LS. into MS. as Haile Selassie descends aircraft steps to be greeted warmly by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. MS. as Haile Selassie is presented with flowers. MS. Haile Selassie and Nkrumah walking across tarmac. LS. Guard of Honour. LS. Selassie and Nkrumah together on platform, as Haile Selassie meets Ghanian dignitaries. LS. SM. Selassie and Nkrumah seated on sofa together in reception room.

    CUs. as car draws up and Crown Prince Asfa Wossen alights. Various shots of the Crown Prince on his visit to Tokyo factories.

    CU and MS Haile Selassie and his Empress. CU. Ethiopian warrior. LS. Haile Selassie and his Empress LS. Diplomat and his wife bowing to the Empress and Emperor MS. Haile Selassie on balcony - back view. (Comb. F.G.)

    Note: Date on the paper work reads 15 December 1960. Selassie was unaware of the plot to overthrow him at home. The coup collapsed on 16 December.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:28:00 / 01:15:46:00
    UN 3437 K

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