Watch: High excitement on the streets of New Delhi on August 15, 1947

This edition of the Movietone News from August 1947 captures the high excitement on the streets of New Delhi (complete with the obligatory cows) and the Parliament of India as India celebrated its first Independence Day.

This newsreel, sourced from the Associated Press archives, also shows (at the beginning, before the play time starts in this embedded video) how Pakistan marked its big day.