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British newsreel clip showing events in the Gold Coast (Ghana) in 1951
(British Pathe, 1439.24, 'CPP Welcome Freed Leader')
Modem ISDN Broadband
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British Pathe: 1439.24; newsreel of events, Gold Coast, 1951
       
Running time: 46secs   help? Get Windows media player get plugin
How to use this source
1 Study this source carefully. Ask yourself whether the source supports or contradicts the view that:
  • The British left as soon as the people wanted them to
  • The British left because of the actions of important individuals
  • The British were forced out by peaceful political protests
  • The British were forced out by armed resistance
  • The British wanted to leave because the area was causing them problems
  • The British left because they felt the country was ready to rule itself democratically

2 If you were an admirer of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

3 If you were a critic of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

4 What impression do you get of the British attitude towards Dr Nkrumah and the Convention People's Party?

 

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