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The end of the British empire - Ghana
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Messages celebrating Ghana's independence day in 1957
(Catalogue ref: DO 35/6183)
  • Messages were sent to the government of Ghana to send good wishes to the country as it became an independent state.
  • The first extract is from the UK High Commissioner, who represented the British government in Ghana.
  • The second extract is from the American Ambassador to Ghana.
  • Ghana became independent after a long campaign by nationalists in Ghana. The first calls for independence came in the 1920s but the real campaign came in the 1940s and 1950s, a campaign that eventually succeeded.
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