• Short Summary

    Egypt celebrated Air Force Day on Saturday (2 November) in honour of the feats of its airmen during the 1973 October War and in memory of those killed during the war.

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    CU Egypt Air Force flag
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    2.
    SV PAN Children crossing tarmac with aircraft in background
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    3.
    SV PAN FROM Aircraft plans to fighter bomer (2 shots)
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    CU PAN FROM Pilots TO M.i.G. 17 & ZOOM OUT TO SHOW armaments in front of aircraft (2 shots)
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    CU Aircraft rockets and shells (2 shots)
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    SV PAN OVER Armaments on display
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    GV PAN FROM Heavy bomber TO crowds and fighter aircraft
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    SCHOOLCHILDREN VISITING MILITARY AIRPORT: AIRCRAFT AND ARMAMENTS ON DISPLAY WITH PILOTS IN ATTENDANCE.




    Initials BB/2325 FC/AW/BB/2334



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Egypt celebrated Air Force Day on Saturday (2 November) in honour of the feats of its airmen during the 1973 October War and in memory of those killed during the war.

    A military airport near Cairo was opened to the public and thousands of schoolchildren visited it to watch an aircraft display -- ranging from military helicopters to heavy bombers.

    Pilots and crews were on hand to answer questions from the visiting youngsters.

    Earlier in the day, a service was held at the Martyrs Memorial in memory of the airmen who died in action during the October War. The War Minister and Deputy Premier, Field Marshal Ahmed Ismail, and the Commander-in Chief of the Air force, Air Marshal Hosny Mubarak, attended the ceremony.

    Air Force Day came at a time when Egypt's military leaders have said that they broken the "myth of Israeli invincibility in the air".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29DPMW4EE9A61FCTMPGKX4WYJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA29DPMW4EE9A61FCTMPGKX4WYJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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