• Short Summary

    GENERAL FRANCO OPENED A NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND A HOUSING PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN COASTAL TOWN OF ALMERIA ON TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 6).

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    GENERAL FRANCO OPENED A NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND A HOUSING PROJECT AT THE SOUTHERN COASTAL TOWN OF ALMERIA ON TUESDAY (FEBRUARY 6). THE 75-YEAR-OLD GENERAL SPENT THREE HOURS IN ALMERIA, HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO A SPANISH PROVINCE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

    HE WAS GIVEN A WARM WELCOME AS HE DROVE THROUGH THE CITY'S STREETS. RED AND BLACK FALANGE BANNERS WITH THEIR ARROW EMBLEM WERE WAVED BY THE PEOPLE. ARMED GUARDIA CIVIL POLICE WATCHED PROCEEDING FROM ROOFS OF HOUSES OVERLOOKING THE GENERAL'S ROUTE. WHITE JACKETED MEMBERS OF THE FALANGE GREETED THE SPANISH HEAD OF STATE.

    ALMERIA IS ONE OF SPAIN'S POORER PROVINCES. THE NEW AIRPORT -- THE THIRD TO BE OPENED ON SPAIN'S MEDITERRANEAN COAST THIS YEAR -- IS INTENDED TO BRING A NEW FLOW OF TOURISTS TO THE RELATIVELY UNDEVELOPED REGION OF THE COSTA DEL SOL.

    AFTER OPENING THE AIRPORT, GENERAL FRANCO WENT TO THE CENTRE OF THE CITY TO OPEN THE HOUSING PROJECT. SOME BANNERS HELD BY PEOPLE AT THE OPENING CALLED FOR NEW IRRIGATION PROJECTS -- URGENTLY NEEDED IN THE AREA -- AS A FLOW UP TO THE HOUSING IMPROVEMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SHFX5EY6MZESWQQUFNDHOH6O
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SHFX5EY6MZESWQQUFNDHOH6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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