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Title:LAST BT PARADE AND RSF BAND [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 6234
Other titles:COLONEL HODGKINSON - AMATEUR FILM [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of Lord and Lady Mountbatten leaving Government House, Delhi.
Description: A presentation ceremony; Lord Mountbatten presents awards/plaques to troops outside Government House?. A shot of RAF and Army officers talking and getting into cars. A rectangular red metal plate with four silver stars hangs above the car's number plate, a small red flag on the bonnet. Close-up of one of the items presented by Lord Mountbatten - a framed insignia (a lion standing on a crown with the word India below, gold on a black background - the Governor-General's crest?). Lord Mountbatten shaking hands with and saluting troops. Lord and Lady Mountbatten leave the grounds. Close-up of Army officers. Two Gurkhas march across the grounds (mounted Indian guards in the background). A long-shot of the parade. Close-ups of individuals in the Royal Scots Fusiliers; a drummer, a piper, the drum major and bass drummer. Brief shot of Lord Mountbatten turning towards troops.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Running time: 2 mins 33 secs ca
Notes: Allocated Title taken from Hodgkinson's original can markings.
Date: refers to stock dates on Kodachrome
Technical: film originality not marked
Part of same parade as on MGH 6251?
Summary: subject related to Partition of India in August 1947.