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Title:GOVERNMENT HOUSE MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 6235
Other titles:COLONEL HODGKINSON - AMATEUR FILM [Allocated Series Title]
Description: Lord Mountbatten shaking hands with Indian officials at airport? Lady Mountbatten, one of her daughters (Patricia?) and Nehru walk past. A man holds two ceremonial swords? mounted on a wooden base (a further close-up shows Mountbatten coat of arms? on his outfit). A large crowd of people outside Government House, New Delhi. Nehru (and Gandhi ?) standing on red carpet on the steps of Government House. Lady Mountbatten shaking Indian officers' hands (at airport?) Mountbatten, Nehru and cabinet members about to have a group portrait taken. Three Indian servants? (two also wearing the MB badge as before) pose for the camera with decorative gold plate, bowl and 'urn'. A Union Jack and Indian flag part to reveal the gold items on display (the action is repeated from a different angle).
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Running time: 1 min 26 secs ca
Notes: Allocated Title taken from Hodgkinson's original can markings.
Date: refers to stock dates on Kodachrome
Technical: original/copy status of film not marked
Other scenes of the Cabinet Group portrait also appear in MGH 6225 and MGH 6250
Some of these scenes also appear on MGH 6251
Summary: subject related to Partition of India in August 1947.