• Short Summary

    TRAFFIC POLICEMEN -- TRADITIONAL TARGETS OF ABUSE FROM ROMAN MOTORISTS -- YESTERDAY (MONDAY) RECEIVED GIFTS AS PEOPLE CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY THROUGHOUT ITALY.

  • Description

    TRAFFIC POLICEMEN -- TRADITIONAL TARGETS OF ABUSE FROM ROMAN MOTORISTS -- YESTERDAY (MONDAY) RECEIVED GIFTS AS PEOPLE CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY THROUGHOUT ITALY. THE MOTORISTS PULLED UP IN ROME'S BUSY STREETS AND HANDED OUT THEIR GIFTS TO THE POLICEMEN CONTROLLING TRAFFIC.

    THE EPIPHANY MARKS THE DAY IN WHICH CHRIST IS SAID TO HAVE MANIFESTED HIMSELF TO THE GENTILES IN THE PERSON OF THE MAGI. IN ITALY THE TRADITION HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO EXCHANGE GIFTS ON THIS DAY.

    BUT WITH THE COMING OF THE MOTORIST, THE TRADITION HAS TAKEN A ANEW TURN, WITH TRAFFIC POLICEMEN NOW ON THE RECEIVING END OF THE DRIVERS' GENEROSITY.

    BASKETS OF VARIED GIFTS, INCLUDING FOOD AND BOTTLES OF WINE, WERE HANDED TO THE POLICEMEN AS THEY CONTINUED DUTIES ON THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR WHEN MOTORISTS COOLED THEIR TEMPERS AND REMEMBERED THEIR FELLOWMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QIPS4B9FTEISZ5TXXYYGVWPV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QIPS4B9FTEISZ5TXXYYGVWPV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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