• Short Summary

    TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE ITALIAN POSTAL SERVICE, EIGHT HORSE-DRAWN COACHES ARRIVED IN ROME ON WEDNESDAY BRINGING MAIL FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE ITALIAN POSTAL SERVICE, EIGHT HORSE-DRAWN COACHES ARRIVED IN ROME ON WEDNESDAY BRINGING MAIL FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

    THE COACHES HAD LEFT VARIOUS CENTRES A MONTH AGO, LOADED WITH MAIL. EXACTLY ON SCHEDULE THE COACHES ARRIVED OUTSIDE THE HALL OF CONGRESS WHERE PRESIDENT SENGI AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT HAD GATHERED TO WELCOME THEM.

    THE COACHES COVERED THE ROUTES IN THE STYLE OF 100 YEARS AGO AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. THERE WERE MANY STOPS FOR RESTING OR CHANGING HORSES, AND ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS EXTRA HORSES HAD TO BE HARNESSED TO PULL THE COACHES OVER DIFFICULT COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SDNAFECNVGSXA3VLLJHN61JR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SDNAFECNVGSXA3VLLJHN61JR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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