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Title:GOVERNMENT HOUSE BODYGUARD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:MGH 6223
Other titles:COLONEL HODGKINSON - AMATEUR FILM [Allocated Series Title]
Description: Close-up of a lamp? on the side of a building with a crown on top. Scenes of the Governor General's Bodyguards (mounted Sikhs with red tunics), Government House, New Delhi. Detailed close-up of one of the guard. Close-up of a Scottish piper. The Indian troops ride towards the camera. Close-up of a guard. Close-up of British mounted officer? Shots of detail on uniform. Shots of the officer standing next to his horse.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Running time: 2 mins 40 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
Similar shots also in MGH 6251
Summary: subject related to Partition of India in August 1947.