• Short Summary

    Preparations are going on in the centre of Baghdad to celebrate the first anniversary of the Revolution of July 14 1958, when the Hashemite Monarchy was overthrown and King Feisal slain.

  • Description

    Baghdad, Iraq

    LV. Traffic in a Baghdad street.
    LV Ditto, showing stands being built in background
    LV. Men working in square
    SV Ditto
    GV King Feisal's palace
    Nearer view Ditto.
    SV Porch of palace
    SV Burnt-out car
    SCU Ditto
    SV Bathtubs lying where King was killed.
    GV Entrance of Nuri-es-Said's home
    Nearer view Ditto
    SV Bullet and mortar-shell holes in wall.
    CU Pan down, ditto
    SV People in front of Kassem's portrait
    CU. Ditto
    GV. Building "Unknown Soldier" Memorial
    SV Ditto
    SV. Soldiers help build Liberty Monument
    GV Stand from which General Kassem will speak
    GV. Liberty Monument under construction
    CU.Pan down Ditto
    LV. Liberty Monument
    CU. Ditto.

    Initials HTB
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
    Background: Preparations are going on in the centre of Baghdad to celebrate the first anniversary of the Revolution of July 14 1958, when the Hashemite Monarchy was overthrown and King Feisal slain.
    In the main square of Baghdad a huge triumphal arch - the Liberty Monument - is being erected. Soldiers help in the construction work to enable it to be ready in time for the celebrations. A memorial to the Iraqi Unknown Soldier is also being built.
    Meanwhile, near the palace itself, there still lies the silent evidence of the events that brought General Kassem to power. Some bath??? lie on the spot where the King was killed; his wrecked burnt-out car stands in the courtyard.
    Bullet and mortar-shell holes mark the house of King Feisal's Premier, Nuri-es-Said who was killed attempting to escape the mob disguised as a woman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MPBLW8PMSH3TIV938VZ48EQB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MPBLW8PMSH3TIV938VZ48EQB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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