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Greatest Headlines of the century - India gains independence - August 15th 1947
The newsreel announcing India's independence to US audiences on August 15, 1947 (the first part deals with Pakistan's Independence the previous day). Shows Nehru delivering his famous "Tryst with Destiny" speech to the Assembly in Delhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten in attendance. Uncut.
This film is part of 'Before Midnight' - a touring programme of 27 films shot in India prior to Independence. Shot by the legendary Jack Cardiff, this is one of a number of short films that he made in India in the late 1930s. This film presents the city of Delhi - and the period - as rarely seen before.