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    VISNEWS filmed Feb. 10 the Shrove Tuesday Battle of Flowers in Villefranche Harbour, French Rivieria.

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    VISNEWS filmed Feb. 10 the Shrove Tuesday Battle of Flowers in Villefranche Harbour, French Rivieria.

    Some six thousand citizens and tourists watched the two-hour bombardment of flowers shied between decorating fishing and pleasure boats. Sailors from the French cruiser De Grasse launched broadsides of flowers at a boatland of models. The public on the quayside joined in.

    The battle, an annual one, is part of the Riviera's carnival season before Lent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CAYGQW5KYKO2PZ2PUR0M1XUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CAYGQW5KYKO2PZ2PUR0M1XUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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