U.S. diplomatic mission reach Gyantse from Gangtok.
Gangtok Sikkim India Date:1943 Duration:10 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. diplomatic and military mission to Tibet led by Major Ilia Tolstoy and Captain Brooke Dolan. Map shows countries in Southeast Asia. Map shows a way through which mission passed starting from India to China. British political officer Sir Basil Gould, Chief Minister (Gongzim) of Bhutan Raja Sonam Tobgay Dorji, his wife Rani Chuni Wangmo (Dorji), and the daughter of the Maharaja of Sikkim are seen on a lawn where gifts for Dalai Lama are displayed. Kangchenjunga Mountain at a far distance. Members of mission with horses at Natu La pass. Horses loaded with bags used for transporting potatoes. The Himalayan Mountains and valley. Travelers come to a halt at a place in mountains where horses unload. They start journey again and men drive horses loaded with wooden boxes. Indian troops under British command at formation. British officers walk by the troops. Raja Dorji and others walk. Honor guard gives send-off to Raja Dorji and British officer. Snow capped mountains. Mules loaded with wool pass the village. Mission members and honor guard reach British tail station, Gyantse in Tibet. British and American flags raised in gesture of friendship. U.S. mission members welcomed by British Major and Tibetans. U.S. mission people and Tibetans at a reception at house of British State agent. A Tibetan ceremony.
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