Sikkim Videos

A series of videos available on youtube bringing Sikkim in the 1960s and 1970s to life

 

Below: ‘Prince weds US girl’ –  footage of the 1963 wedding of Hope Cooke and Crown Prince Thondup Namgyal

Below: ‘US Socialite weds Crown Prince’ – British Pathe coverage of the 1963 wedding of Hope Cooke and Crown Prince Thondup Namgyal

Below: ‘Maharani Brings Home Baby’ – British Pathe coverage of 1964 visit by Hope Cooke to USA with her son and one of her stepsons

Below: ‘Sikkim endangered by Red China’ – Part 1 of ITN piece from September 1965 when Chinese troops massed on Sikkim border (includes rare interview with Thondup Namgyal, by now Chogyal, or King, of Sikkim)

Below: ‘Sikkim endangered by Red China’ – Part 2 of ITN piece from September 1965 when Chinese troops massed on Sikkim border. Includes interview with Martha Hamilton, Headmistress of Pallor Namgyal Girls School (and later Headmistress of  St Leonards school in Scotland)

Below: ‘Sikkim’ – Part 1 of Satyajit Ray’s film, ‘Sikkim’, made in 1971 and unseen in public until 2010 (32 mins)

Below: ‘Sikkim’ – Part 2 of Satyajit Ray’s film, ‘Sikkim’, made in 1971 and unseen in public until 2010 (32 mins)

 

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