• Short Summary

    MEMORIAL CANDLES WERE LIT BY PRESIDENT ZALMAN SHAZAR AT THE WESTERN (WAILING) WALL IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM ON TUESDAY EVENING (27 APRIL), TO BEGIN A DAY OF SERVICES COMMEMORATING THOSE KILLED IN THREE WARS SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1948.

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    MEMORIAL CANDLES WERE LIT BY PRESIDENT ZALMAN SHAZAR AT THE WESTERN (WAILING) WALL IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM ON TUESDAY EVENING (27 APRIL), TO BEGIN A DAY OF SERVICES COMMEMORATING THOSE KILLED IN THREE WARS SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1948. THE PRESIDENT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY ISRAEL'S CHIEF OF STAFF, AND THE JERUSALEM AREA COMMANDER. AMONG THE CROWD ATTENDING THE SERVICE WERE MANY BEREAVED PARENTS. AS PROCEEDINGS BEGAN, SIRENS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL SOUNDED IN SALUTE.

    SYNOPSIS: PRESIDENT ZALMAN SHAZAR OF ISRAEL, AND CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL BAR LEV ARRIVE AT JERUSALEM'S WAILING WALL ON TUESDAY NIGHT TO HONOUR THE DEAD OF THE THREE WARS SINCE INDEPENDENCE IN 1948.

    A LARGE CROWD HAD GATHERED IN THE PLAZA BESIDE THE WALL TO TAKE PART IN A MEMORIAL SERVICE WHICH WAS TO INCLUDE THE LIGHTING OF CANDLES AND HERALD IN A DAY OF NATIONAL OBSERVANCE.

    SIRENS THROUGHOUT ISRAEL AND BEEN SOUNDING A SALUTE TO THE DEAD, BUT THEY CEASED AS A LIGHTED TORCH WAS CARRIED TO THE PRESIDENT, AND A MEMORIAL CANDLE WAS LIT.

    DURING THE NIGHT, AND THROUGHOUT THE FOLLOWING, DAY, SPECIAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT MILITARY CEMETERIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. IN A SPECIAL BROADCAST MESSAGE TO THE NATION'S YOUTH, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER YIGAL ALLON EXPRESSED HOPES FOR PEACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34S3BPLWCXD6HMS0ISOA73N5H
    Media URN:
    VLVA34S3BPLWCXD6HMS0ISOA73N5H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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