• Short Summary

    THE ARAB GUERILLA ORGANISATION, EL FATEH, ORGANISED A PROCESSION THROUGH AMMAN TO THE TOMB OF MARTYRS YESTERDAY (21 MARCH) TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF EL KARAMEH WHEN THE ISRAELI ARMY WAS REPELLED.

  • Description

    THE ARAB GUERILLA ORGANISATION, EL FATEH, ORGANISED A PROCESSION THROUGH AMMAN TO THE TOMB OF MARTYRS YESTERDAY (21 MARCH) TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF EL KARAMEH WHEN THE ISRAELI ARMY WAS REPELLED.

    IN THE KARAMEH BATTLE A YEAR AGO, ARAB GUERILLAS INFLICTED HEAVY CASUALTIES ON AN ISRAELI ATTACKING FORCE CHANGING THE ENTIRE REPUTATION OF ARAB FIGHTING POWER.

    THE EL FATEH PROCESSION TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY WENDED ITS WAY SLOWLY FROM THE HUSAIN MOSQUE TO THE CEMETERY OF THE MARTYRS. WITH ABOUT 2-HUNDRED ARMED GUERILLAS WERE MANY YOUNG LIONS, CHILD GUERILLAS ARMED WITH RIFLES, AND NEARLY 6-THOUSAND CIVILIANS. SOME OF THE CHILDREN RIDING ON ARMOURED CARS WERE CARRYING LARGE FLORAL WREATHS WHICH THEY LOOPED ONTO THE HEADSTONES IN THE CEMETERY.

    AFTER THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY, COMMANDOS STOOD WITH THEIR RIFLES AT THE SALUTE.

    DURING THE FILMING OF THE PROCESSION, CHILDREN AND ADULT SPECTATORS SHOUTED AT CAMERAMEN AND FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS OUTSIDE THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN AMMAN WERE ATTACKED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2JPFS5TOFV1HU8BB9Z278VJA2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JPFS5TOFV1HU8BB9Z278VJA2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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