Pathe news: Sierra Leone independence

United Kingdom, 1961

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The ceremonies and celebrations preceding Independence Day in Sierra Leone, and events in the capital city of Freetown on the day of inauguration. HRH the Duke of Kent, representing Her Majesty the Queen, is seen attending a party at Government House, and speaking at the State Opening of the Sierra Leone Parliament. A water regatta and displays of traditional dancing are among the activities enjoyed by the people of Sierra Leone.


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