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    ON SATURDAY, MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAW THE LAST OF THE CEREMONIES MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE?

  • Description

    ON SATURDAY, MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAW THE LAST OF THE CEREMONIES MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE ASWAN HIGH DAM. HE SAILED WITH PRESIDENT NASSER IN THE MOTORBOAT "RAMESES" TO WATCH THE FINAL STAGES IN THE BUILDING OF A PARTIAL DAM OFF THE NILE RIVER.

    A HUGE CROWD GATHERED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER TO WATCH AS BULLDOZERS PUSHED THE LAST OF THE EARTH INTO THE NARROW GAP THROUGH WHICH THE NILE STILL FLOWED TO ITS OLD COURSE.

    THEN GRADUALLY THE GAP WAS CLOSED AND THE RIVER WAS FORCED INTO ITS NEW CHANNEL. IT WAS ON THURSDAY THAT MR. KHRUSHCHEV AND PRESIDENT NASSER, WITH PRESIDENT SALLAL OF THE YEMEN AND PRESIDENT ARIF OF IRAQ, CEREMONIOUSLY BLEW UP THE SANDBANK WHICH OPENED THE NEW CHANNEL FOR THE DIVERTED WATER.

    NOW THAT THE RIVER HAS BEEN DIVERTED, THE WORK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HIGH DAM ITSELF CAN BEGIN.

    ON SUNDAY, MR. KHRUSHCHEV LEFT FOR A VISIT TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF LUXOR. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY PRESIDENT NASSER, PRESIDENT ARIF, AND PRESIDENT BEN BELLA OF ALGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA373M3I297FZ7J9Y3MR0HHOFQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA373M3I297FZ7J9Y3MR0HHOFQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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