• Short Summary

    AN UNEASY CALM HAS SETTLED OVER THE SUEZ CANAL AREA AFTER TWO DAYS OF FIERCE AIR AND GROUND CLASHES BETWEEN EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES.

  • Description

    AN UNEASY CALM HAS SETTLED OVER THE SUEZ CANAL AREA AFTER TWO DAYS OF FIERCE AIR AND GROUND CLASHES BETWEEN EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES.

    UNITED NATIONS OBSERVERS ARE SURVEYING THE AREA AFTER A CEASE-FIRE WAS AGREED TO BY BOTH SIDES LATE LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY).

    THE FOUR U.N. OBSERVERS ARE FROM SWEDEN AND FRANCE. THEY WERE MOVING INTO POSITION YESTERDAY, ONLY HOURS AFTER HEAVY ARTILLERY EXCHANGES AND AIR BATTLES BETWEEN THE OPPOSING FORCES.

    EACH SIDE CLAIMED TO HAVE SHOT DOWN SIX OF EACH OTHER'S PLANES IN A SERIES OF DOG FIGHTS ALONG THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CANAL. TANK BATTLES AND HEAVY GROUND FIRE CEASED AT LATE EVENING AFTER CONTINUOUS FIGHTING THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

    THEN SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT (SATURDAY) THE UNITED NATIONS TRUCE SUPERVISOR, GENERAL ODD BULL, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE TOLD U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL, U THANT, THAT ISRAEL HAD REQUESTED A CEASE-FIRE. THE EGYPTIANS WERE TOLD AND THEY AGREED TO A HALT TO HOSTILITIES. THE TRUCE TOOK EFFECT SOON AFTERWARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1LQR7TFSKG2U9T18GVBVUE1SI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LQR7TFSKG2U9T18GVBVUE1SI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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