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Other titles:COLONEL HODGKINSON - AMATEUR FILM [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Offcuts. The arrival of the urn containing assassinated Mahatma Gandhi's ashes in Cochin, India and mourners paying last respects at his shrine.
Description: A crowd of people sat on the railway platform floor. A close-up of the urn containing Gandhi's ashes, displayed at the train window. A sign written in an Indian script hangs above it and the train is covered in (modern, independent) Indian flags. Someone from inside the train removes one of the flower garlands from the urn, a man hanging out of the window laughs. Scenes of people leaving the shrine. Crowd scenes alongside the train. A close-up of two men leaning out of the train window. More crowd scenes, close-ups of some men in the crowd. One man stands on a raised platform holding onto the urn. More scenes of the men hanging out of the train window and a close-up of the urn. The flower garlands are removed from the urn's stand. More scenes of people leaving the shrine. Soldiers (or police?) hold back the crowd, many are wearing black armbands. Indian Naval officers march passed wearing black armbands.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Notes: Allocated Title taken from Hodgkinson's original can markings.
Stock date on Kodachrome is 1947; Gandhi killed on 30 Jan 1948 in Delhi
Technical: film originally not marked
Offcuts from MGH 6247 and MGH 6251
Summary: subject related to Partition of India in August 1947.