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].
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.