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    An exhibition of armaments captured from alleged political extremists opened to the public in Santiago, Chile on Saturday (7 December).

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    An exhibition of armaments captured from alleged political extremists opened to the public in Santiago, Chile on Saturday (7 December).

    An official Government communique indicated that the arms - pistols and rifles, machine guns, bombs and grenade launchers - were all captured in the greater Santiago from 11 September 1973 onwards. Similar exhibitions are being held in military garrisons throughout the country.

    The communique also says that the Santiago exhibition comprises just under 50 per cent of the total haul of illegal arms because "it impossible to exhibit more for security reasons and lack of space."
    Schoolchildren were among those who toured the exhibition. They saw macabre items like a bullet-holed helmet allegedly worn by the late left-wing President of Chile, Salvador Allende, and the machine gun which killed him.

    The four-man military junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet that rules Chile today is firmly in control of the country and observers say that all armed resistance has been eliminated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GFKLAMN7H7FXOJ6A8MG7VPYX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GFKLAMN7H7FXOJ6A8MG7VPYX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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