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Rare footage of 1945 Simla Conference now in NFAI collection

As India is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day tomorrow, a rare footage of historic Simla Conference held in 1945, has been received by National Film Archive of India (NFAI), an official statement informed on Wednesday. Shot as a home video in 8 mm format by Royal India Naval Officer William Gledhill Taylor, the footage of about 12 minutes, captures the historical moments of the Simla Conference that was attended by many prominent national leaders of the time, the statement read.The footage was sent by UK based Ms Margaret South (nee Taylor), daughter of William Taylor to NFAI for preservation, it said. It is an amazing collection of shots taken during a crucial period prior to India s independence. Many important political personalities of the time are seen and captured on the camera, some in close-ups , Prakash Magdum, Director NFAI was quoted as saying.NFAI Director also thanked Margaret South for the noble gesture. Several important leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana ..


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