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    A COMMONWEALTH GARDEN PARTY HIGHLIGHTED THE SECOND DAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH'S VISIT TO ETHIOPIA.THERE SHE?

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    A COMMONWEALTH GARDEN PARTY HIGHLIGHTED THE SECOND DAY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH'S VISIT TO ETHIOPIA.THERE SHE MET COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS FROM MANY COUNTRIES.YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE FOURTH DAY OF THE VISIT, WAS CLIMAXED BY A SPECTACULAR WAR GAME STAGED BY ETHIOPIAN WARRIORS FOR THE QUEEN'S BENEFIT.

    THE GARDEN PARTY ON TUESDAY WAS HELD IN THE SPACIOUS GROUNDS OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN ADDIS ABABA.THERE, REPRESENTATIVES OF MANY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES MINGLED AND CHATTED WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE QUEEN MOVED AMONG THEM EXCHANGING GREETINGS.AMONG THE GUESTS WERE VISITORS FROM MALAWI AND TANZANIA - TWO OF THE NEWER INDEPENDENT COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.OTHER GUESTS REPRESENTED INDIA, PAKISTAN, NIGERIA AND CYPRUS.

    FIFTEEN HUNDRED HORSEMEN TOOK PART IN THE WILD WAR GAME STAGED FOR THE QUEEN AT THE RACECOURSE.THEY TOOK PART IN A FIFTY-MINUTE DEMONSTRATIONS OF AN OLD ETHIOPIAN TRIBAL GAME KNOWN AS "GOUGS".

    "GOUGS" INVOLVES A TRADITION OF WAR IN WHICH RIVAL GROUPS OF VILLAGERS ADVANCE ONE AT A TIME ON HORSEBACK AND EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO SPEARS THROWN BY AN OPPOSING GROUP.THE WARRIORS HURL WELL-CHOSEN EPITHETS AT THEIR OPPONENTS BEFORE DOUBLING BACK TO THEIR OWN TERRITORY - ZIG-ZAGGING TO AVOID A HAIL OF MISSILES.FOR THE DEMONSTRATION 'BATTLE', THE HORSEMEN USED ONLY WOODEN SPEARS WITHOUT DANGEROUS TIPS.

    THE QUEEN, AND HER HUSBAND, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, LAUGHED FREQUENTLY AS THE HORSEMEN SWUNG INTO ACTION.IT WAS AN HOUR OF RELAXATION AND AMUSEMENT IN A CROWDED ITINERARY....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IJJM191799AVI80X3J22DIFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IJJM191799AVI80X3J22DIFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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