Archive | January 24, 2014

Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) Independence Day, February 4, 1948 — Another British Pathé Film Clip

The main film clip.



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by Anura Guruge


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For main British Pathé film clip of February 4, 1948
Ceylon Independence Day visit this post.

This is a SHORT clip within a newsreel devoted to a perspective of 1948.
Still worth watching.

The Ceylon part starts at 56 seconds [0:56].

Click to access video from British Pathe. Ceylon part starts at 0:56.

Click to access video from British Pathe. Ceylon part starts at 0:56.


The title of this clip is:
“A Year of Great Decision.”

Just prior to the Ceylon segment, around 0:44, there is a beautiful sentiment. Gave me goosebumps.

“On the great issues that unite us the
voice that speaks is that of Britain.”

Oh, how true, though this was 5 years before I was born.
Those were the glory days.
What a heritage.


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