Archive / Films / Mallam Collection – Film 2


B&W. 6:14min. Kabul, Afghanistan. 1932-33. Film made by G.Leslie Mallam. Official ceremonies. Legation staff in ceremonial dress – summer 1932. King’s Birthday reception (3 June 1933) attended by the Legation staff (and their wives) including Sir Richard Maconachie, Captain McCan, Major Farwell, Sir James Almond, and two officers from the 15th King’s Royal Hussars, Donald Fraser and Robert Dorrien Smith. Scenes of the Jasan (Independence Day) celebration, Kabul (8 August 1933) attended by the British Legation and Afghan ministers; includes scenes of King Mohamed Nadir Shah giving a speech at the Pillar of Independence. Independence Day celebrations – diplomats watching the march past. (film with captions)


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