• Short Summary

    ARMED FORCES WEEK, PART OF SENEGAL'S INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, CAME TO AN END LAST SATURDAY (8 APRIL).

  • Description

    ARMED FORCES WEEK, PART OF SENEGAL'S INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, CAME TO AN END LAST SATURDAY (8 APRIL). THE SIX-DAY EVENT ATTRACTED HUNDRED OF VISITORS TO AN ARM EXHIBITION AT CAMP DIAL DIOP, NEAR THE CAPITAL, DAKAR.

    THE EXHIBITION WAS OPENED BY PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR AND DURING A TOUR HE INSPECTED MOTORISED UNITS AND SAW ARMY ENGINEERS AT WORK.

    THE PURPOSE OF ARMED FORCES WEEK WAS TO SHOW TO SENEGAL'S PEOPLE MORE ABOUT THEIR ARMY, ITS ORGANISATION AND THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL LEVELS IT ACHIEVES.

    THE EXHIBITS AT CAMP DIAL DIOP SHOW SOME OF THE MATERIALS AND WEAPONS USED BY THE VARIOUS UNITS OF THE ARMED FORCES, AND INCLUDED LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS. GYMNASTS, MOTOR-CYCLISTS AND THE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE GAVE DISPLAYS DURING THE SIX DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3601SLN13T8YMKWDAW0H3LP5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA3601SLN13T8YMKWDAW0H3LP5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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