• Short Summary

    WITH THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS AT THE BRINK OF WAR, EGYPTIAN STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE CIVIL DEFENCE CORP.

  • Description

    WITH THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS AT THE BRINK OF WAR, EGYPTIAN STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ABSORBED INTO THE CIVIL DEFENCE CORP. THE GIRLS ARE BEING TAUGHT TO ADMINISTER FIRST AID WHILE THE BOYS ARE BEING TRAINED IN THE USE OF WEAPONS.

    THE 117-MILE EGYPTIAN FRONTIER WITH ISRAEL IS BEING MANNED BY EGYPTIAN TROOPS FOLLOWING THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE U.N. EMERGENCY FORCE AT THE REQUEST OF PRESIDENT NASSER.

    IN THE FACE OF MOUNTING TENSION, EGYPTIAN VICE-PRESIDENT ZAKARIYA MOHIEDDIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) LEFT CAIRO FOR TALKS IN BAGHDAD AND DAMASCUS IN THE LATEST ARAB MOVE TO CLOSE THE MILITARY CURTAIN AROUND ISRAEL. THE TALKS FOLLOW TUESDAY'S SURPRISE DEFENCE PACT BETWEEN PRESIDENT NASSER AND KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN. THE KING'S TRIP TO CAIRO FOLLOWED THREE DAYS OF SECRET CONTACT BETWEEN HIM AND PRESIDENT NASSER. THE PACT IS FOR FIVE YEARS, AND INVOLVES A TAKEOVER OF CONTROL IN AN EMERGENCY BY THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE EGYPTIAN ARMED FORCES.

    TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER INTREPID PAST THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE RED SEA. THE VESSEL'S DESTINATION WAS NOT DISCLOSED. SHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET STATIONED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN HAVE BEEN ON ALERT SINCE THE CRISIS BEGAN BUT OFFICIALS HAVE DECLINED TO REVEAL THEIR MOVEMENTS.

    ON TUESDAY, A BRITISH NEWSPAPER REPORTED THAT BRITAIN WAS READY TO JOIN AN EMERGENCY FOUR-NATION NAVAL PACT TO BEAT EGYPT'S BLOCKADE OF THE GULF OF AQABA. IT SAID DISCUSSIONS WERE GOING ON URGENTLY WITH THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE AND CANADA. THE AIM WAS TO FORM A NAVAL TASK FORCE IN THE RED SEA TO ESCORT SHIPS THROUGH THE GULF. BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES HAD ALREADY BEGUN A BUILD-UP OF WARSHIPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    AT THE UNITED NATIONS, THE EGYPTIAN REPRESENTATIVE REAFFIRMED THE SECURITY COUNCIL HIS COUNTRY'S DETERMINATION TO BLOCK THE GULF OF AQABA TO ISRAEL SHIPS WHILE DENYING ANY PLAN TO TAKE OFFENSIVE ACTION IN THE CURRENT MIDDLE EAST CRISIS.

    THE SOVIET UNION, BACKING PRESIDENT NASSER IN THE DISPUTE, HAS ASKED TURKEY FOR PERMISSION FOR TEN WARSHIPS TO PASS THROUGH BOSPHORUS AND DARDANELLES STRAITS INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. THESE WARSHIPS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE STRAITS BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK IN JUNE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2U1W2TBIYPAT4E4LBCKZW7QW2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2U1W2TBIYPAT4E4LBCKZW7QW2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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