• Short Summary

    Millions of carnations were used as ammunition in this year's Battle of Flowers at Ventimiglia, near the Italian-French border.

  • Description

    Millions of carnations were used as ammunition in this year's Battle of Flowers at Ventimiglia, near the Italian-French border. The battle proper followed a two-hour parade through the streets, which was watched by more than 70,000 people.

    French and Italian folklore tableau were featured among the parade's 19 large floats. Beautiful Italian girls were dressed in rich traditional costumes. Ten brass bands lifted music above the roar of the crowds. It was estimated that about three million carnations had been used to decorate the floats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EUPD4M96V40QGFL7MZ65XHSX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EUPD4M96V40QGFL7MZ65XHSX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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