Mountbatten’s Farewell Inspection of British Regiment, Photo 1947
Old 1947 news photograph of Lord Mountbatten’s farewell inspection to a departing British Regiment. The men of the 16th British Brigade East Lancashire Regiment gave farewell parade. The farewell inspection by Lord Mountbatten took place in New Delhi after India attained independence in 1947.
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The whole of the country would be glued to newspapers, radios, and whatever news they could get on the British leaving India after 200 years of rule. Lord Mountbatten the last Viceroy was entrusted with the crucial job of overlooking India’s independence and the partition process. Although all this did not go smoothly as envisaged. Especially during the India-Pakistan partition process. Millions of people from both countries died because of a lack of foresight from the departing colonialist. Click on the photo for better view.
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Did you know- Mountbatten was reluctant to accept the post as the last Viceroy because he had no political experience and he knew this would be a thankless task. He was also the first Governor-General of independent India, C Rajagopalchary would later succeed him.
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