• Short Summary

    On Wednesday the Malagasy Republic officially commemorated for the first time the anniversary of a nationalist uprising against the French on March 29th, 1947.

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    On Wednesday the Malagasy Republic officially commemorated for the first time the anniversary of a nationalist uprising against the French on March 29th, 1947.

    Strict security precautions were taken on the day which was marked with prayers and a wreath-laying ceremony.

    Malagasy President Philibert Tsiranana led the nation in commemoration of the abortive uprising which was aimed at overthrowing the French, who had ruled the colony since 1896. The French declared martial law in a number of districts and finally put down the uprising in the following June.

    Madagascar, a large island on the South East coast of Africa, became the Malagasy Republic on independence in June, 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33GDM89335KX15B9G4DU66XDF
    Media URN:
    VLVA33GDM89335KX15B9G4DU66XDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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