• Short Summary

    TWELVE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS ARE BEING HELD IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES, TO MARK THE OCCASION, FIFTY YEARS AGO, WHEN THE ISLANDS WERE TRANSFERRED FROM THE CONTROL OF DENMARK TO THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description

    TWELVE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS ARE BEING HELD IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES, TO MARK THE OCCASION, FIFTY YEARS AGO, WHEN THE ISLANDS WERE TRANSFERRED FROM THE CONTROL OF DENMARK TO THE UNITED STATES.

    U.S. NAVY SHIPS AND OTHERS FROM THE DANISH NAVY WERE PRESENT WHEN THE FESTIVITIES OPENED WITH A PARADE AND COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY ON THE ISLAND OF ST. THOMAS.

    ON THE ISLANDS OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. CROIX, A FULL AND VARIED PROGRAMME OF CELEBRATIONS BEGAN ON MARCH 27 AND WILL GO ON UNTIL APRIL 7. THE UNITED STATES HAS SENT THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS. WASP TO THE ISLANDS AND SAILORS FROM THE SHIP JOINED MEN FROM DANISH SHIPS IN THE OPENING PARADE ON ST. THOMAS.

    APART FROM THE FORMAL CEREMONIES, ORGANISERS OF THE AMERICAN-BRITISH FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS PLANNED YACHT RACES, HORSE RACING AND A BASEBALL GAME BETWEEN THE NEW YORK YANKEES AND THE BOSTON RED SOX BASEBALL TEAMS.

    THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WERE PURCHASED BY THE UNITED STATES FROM DENMARK FOR 25 MILLION DOLLARS ON JANUARY 25, 1917. U.S. POSSESSIONS CONSIST OF THREE ISLANDS -- ST. THOMAS, ST. CROIX AND ST. JOHN. VIRGIN ISLANDERS ARE U.S. CITIZENS AND THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GOVERNOR. THE PRESENT GOVERNOR IS MR. RALPH M. PAIEWONSKY.

    THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ARE A FAVOURITE TOURIST AREA IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA, HAVING A DELIGHTFUL CLIMATE ESPECIALLY DURING WINTER MONTHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA325RQ1PH2N7UXI9X33VSCKLPI
    Media URN:
    VLVA325RQ1PH2N7UXI9X33VSCKLPI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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