1947 august 15 th news paper.....!!

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    I am trying to collect some unique newspapers of 15th august 1947 Hope you guys help me
     
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    u're really a great collector. That makes me recall a restaurant, on every table of which there's an old newspaper under glass.

    and copies of newspapers published on one's birthday can be procured (can't recall the seller)
     
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    Ultimately it was Mahatma Gandhi who drove the last nail into the coffin of the british empire
     
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    It was the IRA who murdered Lord Louis and his grandson.
     
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    Link provides some sources.
     
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    That was in 1979.But Gandhi was the one who destroyed the british empire the most.He delivered the hit from which it could never recover
     
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    thanks for paper, map is interesting specially Kashmir and Tibet.
     
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    Are these pictures taken on mobile in any museum or something? resolution is very low and cant read much.

    One of the maps is really crazy. I am sure no body knew back then where the boundary actually was. the ones to note are Balochista which is not part of Pakistan which was a fact then till Pakistan forcibly occupied it. Map of Tibet as a nation. That didnt last too long after that. Funny how the entire world accepted Tibet as part of China.
     
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    "To him in August, 1947, the important question are whether there will be enough food to last through the winter, and when cloth will be obtainable, and kerosene and tea cheaper."

    Youngstown Vindicator - Aug 18, 1947. A daily newspaper serving Youngstown, Ohio.
    Just above the article you will find the photograph of Musket, a year-old Moose who loveed to eat Marple leaves. Just below the article is the news about French declaring Pondicherry, Karikal, Chandernagor, Mahe and Yanaon 'Free Cities'.


    'Killings Mar Birth of New India States'

    "Membership in all international organisations like the United nations went to Hindustan by previous agreement; Pakistan will not seek membership for itself."

    St. Petersburg Times - Aug 15, 1947. St. Petersburg, Florida. Next to the shot news piece there is a photograph of 'Strange bedfellows', a duckling that sometimes went for a ride on a Dog's back.

    'British Face New Trouble: Trade Difficulties Arise with Creation of Independent India'

    "It creates the two new independent "temporary" dominions of Hindu India and Moslem Pakistan and for the first time since the 17th century gives the sprawling sub-continent's 400,000,000 people control over their political destinies and economic resources. [...] Britons still hope that both new countries will choose to enjoy their independence inside, rather than outside, the commonwealth.

    However, the general expectation in London is that India will declare herself a sovereign republic and quit the commonwealth, while Pakistan will remain a dominion. [...] India in the past has been Britain's principal supplier for jute, jute manufactures, cotton, tea, seeds, various metals, ores and chemicals, spices and certain food items. In addition, more recently Britain has been buying uranium from Trancore state. "


    Reading Eagle - Aug 14, 1947. Reading, Pennsylvania.


    'Little Rancor in Britain as India Gets Freedom' by Negley Farson


    "Two independent dominions have appeared upon the map of Asia within the last fortnight - anew India of the Hindus and Pakistan, the India of the Moslems. The Indians have complete liberty from the British. India has become an Indian problem. It would be unfair to ask them what they are going to do with it. Time, and logic, hold the answers. [...]

    But what of the Indians? I believe their greatest enemies will be the Indians themselves; namely the rich industrialists - those Bombay mill owners, for example, who would work indentured children 57 hours a week - and such mal-administrators as the provincial governments of the Panjab, Sind and Bengal, all Indians, who allowed Indian speculators to hold large supplies of wheat and rice off the market and thus contribute to the 1943 Bengal famine, in which more than a million and a half Indians died. [...]

    The other conviction was that the major mistake of the British in India was that they were too gentlemanly in their administration, too impeccably honest, too aloof and that in their administration from above, without ever permitting themselves to mix with and feel the intimate problems of Indian life, they had always been aliens in India.
    I once heard it argued quite seriously between a high ranking officer in the British army in India and one of the top officials in the Indian civil service, that if the British had carried on in the tradition of old John Company - the East Indies Co. of the early nineteenth century - if they had married Indians, settled down to live in India after their retirement, that the British would have had not merely a stronger foothold in India, but would have settled many of India's most difficult problems from within."

    The Milwaukee Journal - Aug 24, 1947.

    'Freedom of India is Now an Official Fact'


    " The big argument in recent years has been over the question of Hindu domination of India. In 1905 the Moslem League was formed to combat this Hindu domination. It was 1940 before the Moslem League came out in favor of a Moslem separate state in free India to be known as Pakistan. As was the case in Ireland, the split in India is along religious lines rather than racial lines. However, recognition of the religious differences between the peoples of India probably seemed the only means of assuring the possibility of political freedom working successfully."

    The Owosso Argus-Press - Aug 11, 1947. Owosso, Michigan

    'Complete India Freedom Rites'


    "The thirtieth and last viceroy of India rode through Delhi streets so packed with cheering Indians that police charged the thongs time and again to force a passage for the ceremonial coach and its team of eight white horses."

    Painesville Telegraph - Aug 15, 1947. Painesville, Ohio.

    'Nehru Calls For Economy in Hindu India: Minister Reveals Plans for Large Industrialization'


    "It is learned today that during the drive back to government house during the ceremonies establishing India as an independent dominion yesterday, Viscount Mountbatten picked up and put in a state coach two women who fainted in the crush. Nehru picked up a fallen child and placed him on a horse drawing Viscount Mountbatten's coach."

    Toledo Blade - Aug 16, 1947. Toledo, Ohio.

    'Could be Worse'


    "It is no less fortunate that the armed forces of the two countries are for the time being, under the command of British officers who are unswayed by local prejudices.
    The rioting is a warning that India and Pakistan could fare worse - and that they would do well to place continued reliance on independent advice."


    The Windsor Daily Star - Aug 27, 1947. Ontario, Canada.

    'Was Brightest Jewel in Crown'


    "Now that India is independent, the future of the diamond-studded imperial crown, left made especially for the durbar of King George V in India, is a problem for constitutional experts.
    India wants it back, along with other gifts presented to Britain."

    Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - Aug 14, 1947. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
     
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    Also mountbatten.
     
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