• Short Summary

    A MARCH PAST OF 10,000 TROOPS AND CIVILIANS LAST WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL ABIDJAN OF THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IVORY COAST INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    A MARCH PAST OF 10,000 TROOPS AND CIVILIANS LAST WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL ABIDJAN OF THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IVORY COAST INDEPENDENCE.

    IN THE MARCH PAST, WHICH CONTINUED FOR TWO HOURS, WERE ARMY UNITS AND EX-SERVICEMEN, SCHOOL-CHILDREN AND MEMBERS OF YOUTH, WOMEN'S TRADE UNION AND SPORTS ORGANISATIONS.

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST, ON THE OFFICIAL DAIS, WAS ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENTS MOKTAR OULD DADDH OF MAURITANIA, SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA, CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF DAHOMEY, HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER, AND NICHOLAS GRUNITZKY OF TOGO.

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE PEOPLE OF ABIDJAN COULD SEE THE WHOLE OF THE IVORY COAST'S ARMED FORCES - THREE INFANTRY BATTALIONS, TANK UNITS, A MOTORISED INFANTRY COMPANY, HEAVY MORTARS, ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES, AND A COMPANY OF ENGINEERS.

    THAT THE DAY'S FESTIVITIES, WHICH ENDED WITH A BIG DISPLAY OF TRADITIONAL DANCING IN ABIDJAN'S STADIUM, WERE A SUCCESS WAS AGREED ON BY FOUR HEADS OF STATE. THEY SAID IN A JOINT COMMUNIQUE THAT IVORY COAST'S PROGRESS IN NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION WAS ENORMOUS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JNOBVFFCM84266KCB7BR8FB8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JNOBVFFCM84266KCB7BR8FB8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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